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 - 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.

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

The company will keep the news media and the public updated about activities at the show at and through Twitter feeds @BoeingAirplanes, @BoeingDefense and @Boeing.

To receive Boeing media updates via text message at the show, please text keyword BOEING, followed by your name, to 80011 if you use a UK-based mobile provider or to +447860026282 if you use a non-UK mobile provider. This service is provided only to the news media.

Note: All times listed below are local to Farnborough.

Monday, July 9 - Thursday, July 12

The Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER with the Boeing Sky Interior will be available for media viewing during the following times:

Monday: 12.00 to 13.00

Tuesday: 12.00 to 13.00

Wednesday: 12.00 to 13.00

Thursday: 12.00 to 13.00

Monday, July 9


Boeing Commercial Airplanes Update - 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 investments.


Boeing C4ISR Capabilities - Enduring Awareness Pavilion

Chris Chadwick, president, Boeing Military Aircraft, and Roger Krone, president, Network and Space Systems, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, discuss the capabilities featured in the first-ever Enduring Awareness Pavilion and how Boeing is approaching the C4ISR market across all operational domains.


V-22 Osprey Media Briefing - Hatfield Room, Media Centre Hall 1A

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Greg Masiello, Joint V-22 Program Manager, Naval Air Systems Command, delivers an update on the V-22 Osprey program and discusses recent operational deployments.


U.S. Navy F/A-18 Media Briefing - Boeing Media Chalet Theatre

Capt. Frank Morley, F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Manager, PMA- 265, NAVAIR provides an overview briefing of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler.

Tuesday, July 10


737 Family media briefing - Hatfield Room, Media Centre Hall 1A

Beverly Wyse, 737 Program vice president and general manager, and Joe Ozimek, vice president, 737 MAX Product Marketing, give an update on the Next-Generation 737 and development progress of the 737 MAX.

9.45 Surveillance and Engagement Media Briefing - Boeing Media Chalet Theatre

Fred Smith, acting director, Business Development, Surveillance and Engagement, gives an overview of the AEW&C, AWACS and P-8 programs and discusses the emerging intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance market.


Boeing Services Media Briefing - Boeing Media Chalet Theatre

Lou Mancini, senior vice president, Commercial Aviation Services, Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Tony Parasida, president, Global Services & Support, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, give an overview of the global market for aviation services and what Boeing is doing to provide the world's most comprehensive portfolio of commercial and defense services and support to customers.


ecoDemonstrator Media Briefing - Boeing Media Chalet Theatre

Jeanne Yu, director of Environmental Performance, Capt. Mike Carriker, chief pilot, Airplane Product Development, and American Airlines Dave Campbell, vice president of Safety, Security & Environmental, unveil the ecoDemonstrator and test program.


737 Boeing Sky Interior Media Tour - Korean Air 737 static Display

Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 Program, showcase the 737's new performance improvement features as well as the new Boeing Sky Interior of the Next-Generation 737 on board Korean Air's 737-900ER on display

Wednesday, July 11


2012 Pilot and Technician Outlook and Flight Services Customer Signing Boeing Media Chalet Theatre

Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services, releases the latest 20-year global outlook for commercial airline pilot and technician demand and discusses ongoing solutions to this industry issue, including a key signing with a major European airline.

Friday, July 13


Futures Day Lectures - Women in Aerospace, Flying the Dream

Yellow Room, Media Centre Hall 1A Capt. Christine Walsh, Boeing 787 Dreamliner test pilot, outlines to the students in attendance on Futures Day her career path in the aerospace industry and how she achieved her current position at Boeing. Second session to be held at 11.15 and third session at 12.00.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. Boeing employs more than 170,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries. The company's leadership is strengthened further by hundreds of thousands of people who work for Boeing suppliers worldwide.


Chantal Dorange, Boeing International Corporate Communications, +34 91 4264342, Tim Bader, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communications, +1 206-859-3633, John Morrocco, Boeing Defense, Space & Security Communications, +1-610-715-7975,



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