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

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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
10.00 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.
12.00 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) Media Briefing – 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
09.00 Commercial Airplane Development Media Briefing – 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.
09.00 P-8 Media Briefing – 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 aircraft.
10.00 F/A-18 Media Briefing – 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
09.30 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.
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