Airliners dominated the flying display during the trade days at this year’s Farnborough, with several aircraft making their show debut and one exhibiting in a new branding.
One of the highlights of the week was the flying debut of the Mitsubishi MRJ (above). Although the Japanese regional aircraft was at Paris last year, its attendance was limited to the static park. This year, the MRJ90’s flying appearance was threatened after a ground-handling accident early in the week, but the aircraft was repaired and returned to the display on Wednesday.
Airbus had an array of single- and twin-aisle airliners on display, including one making its flying-display debut – the A330neo (above) – and one appearing under its new name – the A220 (below). The latter has been displayed at previous shows by Bombardier as the CSeries, prior to Airbus’s acquisition of the programme this year.
Airbus also showed off the A350-1000 at Farnborough , although the largest A350 variant made its show debut last year at Paris.
Boeing’s airliner contribution to the flying programme included the debut display of its latest iteration of 737, the Max 7 (above), and a Biman Bangladesh 787-8 (below). The Max 7 is currently in flight-test, with first deliveries due next year.
Embraer continued its “air-show predator” theme at Farnborough, decorating the E-Jet E2 in attendance with the head of a shark (below). This E190-E2 is the latest in its “Profit Hunter” series that begun at Paris last year with an eagle and continued with a tiger at the Singapore show in February.