Boeing Plans 787 Dreamliner Flights and Highlights Advanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Technologies at Farnborough Airshow
- F/A-18F Super Hornet, C-17 Globemaster III, and Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey to make demonstration flights
- Korean Air 737-900ER to showcase Boeing Sky Interior features
CHICAGO, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today announced that its 787 Dreamliner will participate for the first time in flying displays at the Farnborough International Airshow, which runs July 9-15 outside London. Boeing also will present its Enduring Awareness Pavilion, a comprehensive display of advanced command, control, communication, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities.
“We are showcasing a full range of innovative new products, systems and services from our commercial, defense, space and security businesses,” said Tom Downey, senior vice president, Boeing Communications. “We’re looking forward to the opportunities the show provides to meet with customers, partners and other stakeholders”.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Qatar Airways livery will be on static display July 9-11. Boeing plans to fly the fuel-efficient airplane in the daily show displays. The airplane will be open by invitation only. In addition, Korean Air will display its newest Boeing 737-900ER July 9-12. Boeing will feature the new 737 MAX with a program update, and a full-scale model of the 737 MAX Advanced Technology winglet will be on view in the Boeing static display area.
The Enduring Awareness Pavilion is an interactive exhibit focused on C4ISR across every operational domain – air, land, sea, space and cyberspace. It will showcase more than 20 technologies – including the P-8A Poseidon, Space-Based Space Surveillance system, Airborne Early Warning and Control, eXMeritus HardwareWall, unmanned airborne systems from ScanEagle to Phantom Eye, and other capabilities. The Pavilion, at location OE/5 and adjacent to the Boeing Chalet, will be open during normal air show hours for all visitors.
During the show’s daily flying display, Boeing will demonstrate the capabilities of its advanced, multi-role F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter. Also on the flying program are the innovative Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor and the tactical and strategic C-17 Globemaster III airlifter. The company and its customers will display several other systems, including the F-15E Eagle fighter and the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. Visitors will be able to see these aircraft until Sunday, July 15.
Together with the Royal Aeronautical Society, Boeing is presenting airplanes built by students at the Yateley School (Hampshire) and the Marling school (Gloucestershire). They are the first two complete planes among the six being built by schools participating in the “Schools Build a Plane Challenge” – an initiative providing young people in UK secondary schools with the opportunity to build an operational light aircraft from a kit.
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