Dreamliner 787 flies in for airshow displayBy Jack Sommers
July 20, 2010
BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable was among the guests at the first day of the 47th Farnborough Airshow on Monday.
Ministers, dignitaries from foreign governments and representatives of the defence and technology industries mingled around specially erected buildings on the airfield.
Aerobatics team the Blades were out flying - ahead of their public display at the weekend - while on Sunday, new commercial aircraft the Dreamliner 787 landed at the airport in its first trip outside the USA.
The Dreamliner took part in a flypast on Tuesday afternoon, alongside the Red Devils parachute team and a Second World War Hurricane fighter.
The Blades were also flying again, along with the Airbus A380, Airbus A400M military transport, C27J Spartan military transport and M346 fighter jet trainer.
Among the modern military planes flying were a BAE Typhoon fighter, RAF Typhoon fighter, F-22 US fighter, F-18 US fighter, F-16 US fighter and C130J Hercules military transport.
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