Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to fly at Paris Air Show

Boeing brought its 787-8 Dreamliner to the Paris Air Show for the first time on June 21, 2011.

The Dreamliner once again will soar over the Paris Air Show.

Boeing Co. said Thursday that a 787-9 to be delivered to Vietnam Airlines, will participate in the flying display at the world’s largest aviation expo, which alternates between venues in London and the City of Lights. This year it runs June 15-21.

The 787 made its formal industry debut at the 49th Paris Air Show when it touched down at Le Bourget Airport in June 2011.

Boeing did not say where the Vietnam Airlines Dreamliner was made. The Chicago-based company assembles the 787 in North Charleston and Everett, Wash.

Other Boeing-related events on the schedule for this year’s expo is a Qatar Airways 787-8 that will be on static display. And China Airlines will showcase the “stylish, innovative interior” of its 777-300ER.

From the defense side of Boeing’s business, the Pentagon plans to show off the P-8A anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare aircraft, the CH-47F Chinook helicopter, and the F-15E Strike Eagle fighter, the company said.

Boeing will highlight its air show activities at and via Twitter @Boeing, @BoeingAirplanes, @BoeingDefense and @BoeingFrance.