July's Farnborough Air Show is likely to feature a pair of new Boeing aircraft, says a report by Andrew Doyle, Flightglobal's head of content. Naturally, a visit by 787 and 747-8F is dependent on the state of the flight test programs, but there's certainly a strong desire to bring one or both of the aircraft to this summer's show.
The 787, which had its long-delayed first flight in mid-December, could spend as long as a day and a half at the show, marking the all-composite twinjet's first appearance at an international air show, say industry sources familiar with the plans.
I would imagine that the two most likely 787 candidates to visit Farnborough would be ZA001 or ZA003. The fully branded ZA001 would be a good billboard, but as it is set to accumulate the most flight test hours of the fleet of six, it will likely be preoccupied with testing. ZA003 and its outfitted interior, however, would probably make for better marketing. That being said, this is pure speculation on my part and Boeing might bring ZA100 or ZA101 as to not interfere with the test fleet.