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Boeing to Showcase 787 Dreamliner at 2012 Singapore Airshow

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will make its Singapore debut as part of a formidable lineup of Boeing commercial and defense products at the 2012 Singapore Airshow.

 The Boeing exhibit at the biennial show, which runs from February 14 to 19, features the new 737 MAX, the new-engine variant of the 737; the 747-8 Intercontinental in distinctive Sunrise livery; the F-15 advanced cockpit simulator; and the Virtual Maintenance Trainer, which integrates advanced multimedia technology for training in support of fixed- and rotary-wing platforms.

The range of Boeing platforms on static display and in service with the Republic of Singapore Air Force includes the F-15SG fighter, the CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, the AH-64D Apache advanced multirole combat helicopter, and the KC-135R Stratotanker.

We are delighted to be showcasing some of the worlds newest and most innovative commercial airplanes alongside our strong defense products and capabilities at this years show, said Skip Boyce, president, Boeing Southeast Asia. Looking to the future, the Asia-Pacific region will be pivotal to our growing international business success. We remain strongly committed to our customers, suppliers and partners here.

The 787 will land in Singapore for the first time just before the show opens and will be on static display 14 to 17 February. The third flight-test Dreamliner aircraft is outfitted with a business-class cabin, an overhead crew rest compartment and an economy-class section.

Boeing has 870 Dreamliners on order from 59 customers, including Singapore Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III will highlight its capabilities during demonstration flights at the show. The Boeing-built and -maintained B-52 Stratofortress, the U.S. Air Forces prime strategic bomber, will also conduct flyovers on 14, 18 and 19 February. 

See also: HD Videos from Singapore Airshow 2010 and HD Videos from Asian Aerospace 2011.

ASIA Travel Tips.com will also have full coverage from the Singapore Airshow 2012 including exclusive interviews and videos from the static and flyover displays.

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