A Boeing 737 Max 8 test aircraft will appear at the Farnborough airshow and perform in the flying display, marking the re-engined type’s debut at a public event.

The CFM International Leap-1B-powered 737 Max 8 will join an All Nippon Airways 787-9 equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines in the flying display at Farnborough.

The 737 Max 8 will participate in flying displays from 11-14 July, while the 787-9 will appear from 11-13 July.

Amidst reports of potential deal signings by AirBridgeCargo, Boeing Commercial Airplanes also will display a Volga-Dnepr 747-8 Freighter in the static area from 11-13 July.

The first 737 Max 8 flew for the first time on 29 January. Attending the Farnborough air show will be the fourth flying test aircraft, which includes Southwest Airlines seats in the interior. Boeing expects to complete certification in the second quarter of 2017 and deliver the first aircraft to Southwest Airlines next July.

In addition to the re-engined model, Boeing also will display the US Navy P-8A Poseidon, a submarine bomber based on the airframe of the 737-800.

Source: Cirium Dashboard