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Boeing Schedules 787 Dreamliner Pair for Paris Air Show

CHICAGO, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A pair of superefficient 787 Dreamliners will be the featured Boeing products on display at the Paris Air Show, which begins June 17 at the Le Bourget exhibition center.

One 787 will perform daily flying displays from Monday through Friday, while the other – a Qatar Airways 787 – will be on static display. The Boeing ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system will appear as part of the U.S. Corral display throughout the show.

Boeing is again proud to sponsor for the eighth year the Engineering Student of the Year Award, the world's leading competition to recognize students whose work shows the greatest promise, aptitude and dedication in the field of aerospace technology. This year's recipient will be recognized at the Flight Awards at the Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace, Le Bourget on Tuesday evening (5.30-7.30 p.m.).

Boeing will hold a series of media briefings and associated activities about key programs throughout the show. Media should check the daily briefing schedule at the media centre and the Boeing media chalet, situated in chalet row A 324, for updates.

The company will highlight its air show activities via a special website, www.boeing.com/paris2013, and through its Twitter feeds: @Boeing, @BoeingAirplanes and @BoeingDefense. The website will be updated regularly with briefings and videos from the show.

To receive Boeing media updates via text message on your mobile phone during the show, please text your first and last names, followed by your media affiliation, to +33 6 30 98 30 71. This service is provided only to the news media.

Note:  All times listed below are local to Paris.

Monday, June 17

10.00  Boeing Commercial Airplanes Update – Auditorium (Conference Centre, Hall 2C)

Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner will assess current industry and market conditions and provide an update on Boeing commercial airplane products and services, development programs and product investments.

13.00  V-22 Osprey Briefing – Boeing Media Chalet Theatre

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

Tuesday, June 18

10.00  Twin-aisle Development Briefing – Boeing Media Chalet Theatre

Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of Airplane Development for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, will provide an overview of Boeing's twin-aisle strategy to meet future market requirements as well as an update of development progress on the 787-9, 787-10X and 777X.

Wednesday, June 19

09.45  737 MAX Development Briefing – Boeing Media Chalet Theatre

Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of Airplane Development, and Joe Ozimek, vice president of Product Marketing, 737 MAX, both of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, will provide an update on the 737 MAX's progress toward Firm Configuration in July and an update on the airplane's advanced performance features.

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. Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 170,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries. Total company revenues for 2012 were $81.7 billion.

Contacts:        

Chantal Dorange
Boeing International Corporate Communications
Mobile: +34 630046736
chantal.dorange@boeing.com

Antoine Balas
Boeing International Corporate Communications
Mobile: +33 689694110
antoine.balas@boeing.com

Marc Birtel
Boeing Commercial Airplanes 
Mobile: +1 206-390-4115
marc.r.birtel@boeing.com

Paul Lewis
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Mobile: +1 562 234 1391
paul.j.lewis2@boeing.com

John Morrocco
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Mobile: +1 610-715-7975
john.morrocco@boeing.com

Dan Beck
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Mobile: +1 562-243-7082
daniel.c.beck@boeing.com

SOURCE Boeing

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