It was the big jets that got the attention as the 2010 Farnborough Air Show got underway this week, and the bulk of the gazes were directed at one in particular: Boeing’s 787.

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It was the big jets that got the attention as the 2010 Farnborough Air Show got underway this week, and the bulk of the gazes were directed at one in particular: Boeing’s 787. Its arrival at Farnborough in the early hours of Sunday marked its international debut – the first time it’s been seen in the flesh outside the US – and the aircraft positively sparkled in the sunshine, parked in the most prominent spot in the static display, with a queue of people outside its barriers hoping to have a look inside.

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