I’m writing this in advance of leaving Seattle Thursday to cover the Farnborough Air Show. It’ll publish just about the time I arrive in London. Ten years ago I went to Farnborough for the first time. This will be my eleventh European Air Show for the Seattle Times.
I’ll use this blog to deliver the news daily, starting in earnest on Sunday, the eve of the Show.
That day, I’ll participate in a media roundtable in central London with Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief Ray Conner. I’ll go from there to a reception hosted by Washington state to attract aerospace business.
It’s at the just-opened Shangri-La Hotel, on the 34th floor of the Shard, one of London’s newly iconic modernist skyscrapers, designed by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano.
I’ve written a couple stories ahead of time that will post soon.
Sunday’s paper will have a preview of the Air Show.
The other piece describes how Boeing’s widebody jet assembly lines in Everett looked to me last week, on a personal tour guided by senior vice president Pat Shanahan.