LONDON – On Sunday, AviationSource was invited to take a look at some of the aircraft on display, including ITA Airways’ A350, Boeing’s 777X & 737 MAX as well as others!
Photographer Karam Sodhi got to take a look inside and got some excellent shots to complement a unique angle to the airshow. He also added some words about each visit.
So without further ado, let’s get into it:
ITA Airways A350-900…
AviationSource had the opportunity to take a look inside the ITA Airways Airbus A350-900 before the Farnborough International Airshow started.
The aircraft is the 6th and latest A350 that ITA has taken delivery of and has not flown any commercial flights yet.
Boeing 737 MAX 10…
Boeing invited us to take a look inside their brand new 777X and 737-10 MAX aircraft earlier that morning.
We started with the 737-10 MAX where crew was waiting by various stations ready to explain specific roles of parts of the experimental aircraft and how they aided the aircraft testing and certification process.
We visited the cockpit and made our way to the 777X. A similar setup was waiting for us inside where the spacious cabin was filled with testing equipment and helpful crew members to guide us through if we had any questions.
Embraer’s E190-E2 & E195-E2…
Embraer invited us to fly with the Embraer E190-E2 ‘Tech Shark’ yesterday prior to the opening of the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow.
We were welcomed with a speech from Embraer’s President & CEO Francisco Gomes Neto along with other executives detailing Embraer’s long-term plans in regards to sustainability and more specifically sustainable aviation fuel.
Just a few weeks ago, Embraer was able to fly their E195-E2 aircraft operated by 100% SAF, an incredulous milestone for the aviation industry, proving the possibility of commercial flights fully operated by SAF in the near future.
We were then transferred by bus to the VIP terminal where our aircraft, 2-RLET, was awaiting us.
The demonstration flight which lasted 45 minutes saw us fly over the southern English coast before returning to Farnborough Airport. Interviews with various executives took place onboard in addition to visits to the flight deck. AviationSource News was seated in Seat 1A.
Upon arrival back at the Embraer Chalet, Embraer-subsidiary Eve Air Mobility presented their vision for the future along with the first ever unveiling of their eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft’s full-size cabin.
We ended the fantastic day with a buffet lunch arranged by Embraer.