Boeing & AerospaceBusiness Photos from a Farnborough walkabout Originally published July 15, 2016 at 1:32 pm Updated August 2, 2016 at 10:42 am Under the wing of a U.S. Coast Guard C-27J, a Boeing F/A-18 on the left and a VIP Gulfstream G650ER executive jet in the livery of Qatar Airlines. Among the displays: a jet trainer prototype for the Air Force and a "bird of prey" drone meant to scare off wayward flocks. Share story By Dominic Gates Seattle Times aerospace reporter The back end of a Boeing F/A-18 showing the twin jet exhaust nozzles. No, Leonardo is not the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. It’s the new name of Italian aerospace company Finmeccanica – named after Leonardo da Vinci. Together with Raytheon, they’ve developed the T-100 to compete to be the next Air Force trainer jet in the T-X competition. Boeing will also have a candidate for T-X. What’s the big video screen at Farnborough tracking during Friday’s aerial display? Is it a bird? No. It’s a robot. A drone. It’s made to look like and move like a bird of prey. It’s intended to scare off flocks of real birds at airports to avoid collisions with aircraft. Dominic Gates: 206-464-2963 or firstname.lastname@example.org; on Twitter: @dominicgates. View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.