International Airshow Unveils new Dreamliner

The preeminent Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) is currently underway in the U.K. "One of the most iconic global aviation events," FIA is only held every two years. The 2010 show is scheduled for July 19-25, and is expected to see over 150,000 visitors.

The final weekend is when FIA opens to the public, with 165 aircraft in static display and in thrilling flying exhibitions. If you've missed this exciting show this year, plan your London timeshare vacation for the 2012 show now.

As fascinating as FIA is to the public, trade is at the heart of the show, and the first 5 days are dedicated to the industry. Delegates arrive from all over the world to buy and sell the latest technologies. This year there will be 1,300 exhibitors and over 120,000 trade visitors.

Pay attention to the planes that are being bought and sold, and you'll learn a lot about what kinds of aircraft you'll soon be flying to your timeshare vacations.

The excited buzz around FIA this year is the long-awaited unveiling of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. Major technological and engineering innovations have made the Dreamliner unlike any other plane currently available. For example, it is the first plane ever to have a fuselage made entirely of carbon composite material, making the plane lighter and more fuel efficient. And its Rolls-Royce and General Electric engines will emit 20% less carbon dioxide than other planes of a similar size.

The largest 787 model will seat up to 330 passengers. For passenger comfort extra-large windows, colored LED lighting, air purification, greater humidity and increased cabin pressure have been designed to make the Dreamliner the most comfortable aircraft on the market.

Boeing currently has 860 Dreamliners on order from customers in 56 countries. These include the All Nippon Airways, which will launch the aircraft, with 55 orders. Qantas has ordered 50, and ILFC, which leases aircraft to airlines worldwide, is the largest customer with a total order of 74 orders. Russia is reportedly pressing Boeing to deliver 787s to the state-run airline Aeroflot in time for the 2014 Olympics.

So very soon, no matter where you plan your timeshare vacation, you'll be flying on new, improved aircraft just as the airline industry is finally becoming new and improved itself.

Photo courtesy Airline World
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