Dreamliner to grab eyeballs at India Aviation 2012

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be the cynosure of all eyes when it touches down in India for the first time at the India Aviation 2012 expo beginning in Hyderabad on 14 March.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 is also slated to be showcased at the show, scheduled on the centenary of civil aviation in India.

Some 21 companies are participating in the third edition of the event, with 22 aircraft expected to be on static display.

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing would show what is said to be the world's most advanced commercial airplane.

Making its debut at the India Aviation show, Brazil's Embraer will show their new business jets Phenom 300 and 100. Russian Aerospace Organisation IRKUT will also be participating in IA for the first time.

Airbus, Bombardier, Dassault, Gulfstream, Hawker beechcraft and Piaggio Aero will be other leading business and commercial aircraft manufacturers participating in the show.