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Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and P-8A Poseidon to Make First Airshow Appearances at Farnborough

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Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and P-8A Poseidon to Make First Airshow Appearances at Farnborough

Press release date: July 2, 2014

/A-18E/F Super Hornet, P-8A and Boeing 787-9 demonstration flights

Debut of the Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

Qatar Airways 787-8 on static display

CHICAGO - Boeing [NYSE: BA today confirmed that the new 787-9 Dreamliner and the P-8A Poseidon will participate for the first time in flying displays at the Farnborough International Airshow, which runs July 14-20. This year's airshow marks the 40th anniversary of Boeing's participation at Farnborough.

The 787-9 - flight test airplane ZB001 -- will be on static and flying display from July 14 through mid-day July 18.

The P-8A, a military derivative of the company's Next-Generation 737-800, is a multi-mission aircraft that provides advanced anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare capabilities for the U.S. Navy and Indian Navy (P-8I). It will join Boeing's multi-role F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter in demonstrating versatile capabilities during daily flying displays. Both aircraft also will be on static display.

Boeing is working with customers and partners to bring several other aircraft to the show, including Qatar Airways' Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which will be on static display July 14-18. The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) will also be on static display, making its debut at Farnborough. Built on the Bombardier Challenger 605 business jet, the Boeing MSA leverages P-8 mission systems to provide maritime and overland surveillance, anti-piracy, coastal security and search-and-rescue capabilities. 

Together with the Royal Aeronautical Society, Boeing is presenting airplanes built by students from the "Schools Build a Plane Challenge" - an initiative providing young people in UK secondary schools with the opportunity to learn new skills by building an operational light aircraft from a kit: Two aircraft, constructed by students from Yateley School, close to Farnborough in Hampshire and Marling School in Gloucestershire, are scheduled to participate in the flying display on Futures Day, Friday, July 18, and remain on static display for the public weekend.

Boeing will hold a series of briefings for news media during the show, as listed below. Media attending the show should check the briefing schedule daily for updates at the Boeing-sponsored Media Centre and the Boeing media chalet, located in chalet row B 1-6.

The company will provide updates from the show at and via Twitter @BoeingAirplanes, @BoeingDefense and @Boeing.

News media may subscribe to Boeing updates via text message at the show. Text keyword BOEING, followed by your name and media affiliation, to +44 7800 002 490.

Note: All times listed below are local to Farnborough.

    Monday, July 14

                            Boeing Commercial Airplanes Update
    10.00                - Radlett Suite, Media Centre Hall 1A

                            Boeing Commercial Airplanes President
                            and CEO Ray Conner assesses current
                            industry and market conditions and
                            provides an update on Boeing commercial
                            airplane products and services,
                            development programs and product

                            Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA)
                            Media Briefing

    12.00                - Boeing Media

                            Chalet Theatre, B 1-6

                            Executives from Boeing, Bombardier and
                            Field Aviation take questions about the
                            progress of the MSA program, announced
                            at Farnborough Airshow 2012, and the
                            MSA demonstrator on site at the show.

    Tuesday, July 15

                            Commercial Airplane Development Media
    09.00                - Hendon Room, Media

                            Centre Hall 1A

                            Scott Fancher, Senior Vice President and
                            General Manager, Airplane Development,
                            Boeing Commercial Airplanes, provides
                            updates on the company's newest
                            commercial jetliners currently in
                            development: the 777X, 737 MAX and
                            787-10 Dreamliner.

                            P-8 Media Briefing
    09.00                - Hatfield Room, Media Centre Hall 1A
                            Capt. Scott Dillon, program manager,
                            U.S. Navy Maritime Patrol &
                            Reconnaissance Aircraft Program Office,
                            joins Fred Smith, business development
                            director, Boeing Mobility, Surveillance
                            & Engagement, to provide an update on
                            the P-8A program, aircraft
                            capabilities and the international
                            market outlook for the multi-mission

                            F/A-18 Media Briefing
    10.00                - Hatfield Room, Media Centre Hall 1A

                            Capt. Frank Morley, program manager,
                            U.S. Navy F/A-18 and EA-18G Program
                            Office, presents an overview of the
                            Super Hornet and performance to date in
                            the United States and around the world.
                            He will discuss the aircraft's current
                            and future role in the Navy's fleet.

    Friday, July 18
                            Futures Day Lectures - Amazing Aerospace
                            and the Future of Air Travel

                            Hatfield Room, Media Centre Hall 1A

                            Julie Felgar, who leads Boeing
                            Commercial Airplanes Environmental
                            Strategy, talks with students about how
                            Boeing is making air travel more
                            enjoyable for passengers and more
                            efficient - with new airplanes, new
                            technologies and aviation biofuel.
                            Second session to be held at 10.30 and
                            third session at 11.30.

Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 169,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. Total company revenues for 2013 were $86.6 billion.


Chantal Dorange
Boeing International Corporate Communications
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Matt Knowles
Boeing International Corporate Communications
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Wilson Chow
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communications
Phone: +1 425-306-5921

Ashlee Erwin
Boeing Defense, Space & Security Communications
Phone: +1 314-239-9944


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