Grand Aviation Weekend in Berlin24.06.2011
Modern aviation will dominate the scene in Berlin this coming weekend, when the Boeing test plane, ZA001, the first 787 to be built, will be spending two days in the city at airberlin’s invitation. The airline will be the first in Germany to add the Boeing 767 Dreamliner to its fleet. The 787’s lightning visit to Berlin is the first and so far only one the ultramodern aircraft has paid to Germany.
The airliner is scheduled to arrive in Berlin-Tegel – and on German soil for the first time ever – on Saturday morning. The visitor terrace will be opening at the extra-early time of 6.30am to enable aviation fans to witness this historic event.
On Sunday morning, Schoenefeld is expecting a short visit from the Dreamliner. This means yet another programme highlight for Blick ins Terminal, the all-day family event taking place on Europe’s largest airport construction.
The 787’s key characteristics are its environmental and cost efficiency, cabin comfort and state-of-the-art technology. In fact, the 787’s specific fuel consumption is an impressive 20% lower than that of comparably sized airliners.
Blick ins Terminal – the great construction site festival
- Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit will be paying a visit to the event between 11am and 12 noon, when he will be available to members of the press and media.
- Sturdy shoes are a must for the tour of the terminal.
- The Infotower at BER and airportworld in Schoenefeld will be closed on the day of the event.
From Sunday: Sign up for trial operation
Anyone interested in taking part is welcome to register for the trial operation of the new airport at Blick ins Terminal. But it is also possible, of course, to sign up for the trials online at www.berlin-airport.de from 26 June onwards.