Boeing Business Jet and 7E7 Highlighted at 2003 Moscow Air Show

Boeing [NYSE:BA] will display a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) and a large scale model of its newly conceived airplane, the Boeing 7E7, at the 2003 MAKS International Aviation & Space Salon (Moscow Air Show) in Zhukovsky near here next week.

The BBJ will be on display at the show's airfield during the first two days of the show, Aug. 19 and 20. The Boeing 7E7 model, which drew crowds at the Paris Air Show in June, will be in the Boeing exhibit in Pavilion B during the entire show, which runs from Aug. 19 through 24.

Designed for corporations, governments and VIP customers, the BBJ is a high-performance derivative of the Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 jetliner that can fly more than 11,110 kilometers (6,000 nautical miles).

The Boeing 7E7 is a super-efficient airplane jetliner on which the company has focused its new commercial airplane product development efforts. The 7E7 will carry 200-250 passengers on routes up to 14,814 kilometers (8,000 nautical miles).

The Boeing Moscow Air Show exhibit will showcase several products and services from the Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Integrated Defense Systems business units, including models of the International Space Station, Sea Launch rocket and other commercial jetliner products.

Boeing Business Jets President Lee Monson and Doug Groseclose, senior vice president of Sales at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, will participate in the show. Other Boeing executives at the show include Sergey Kravchenko, vice president, Boeing International Relations and president of Boeing-Russia/CIS; Craig Jones, vice president of Sales at Boeing Commercial Airplanes; and Scott Scherer, vice president and general manager, Aircraft and Financial Services, Boeing Capital Corporation.

Boeing has a long history in Russia and has invested more than $1.3 billion (U.S.) in cooperative programs with the Russian aerospace industry over the last 10 years. Those include space, research, aircraft design, information technology, materials, titanium acquisitions and the development of polar routes.

Boeing has both a Technical Research Center and a Design Center in Moscow, where Russian aerospace professional collaborate with Boeing counterparts in the United States.

In addition, Boeing is serving as an advisor to Sukhoi Civil Aircraft on the development and marketing of the Russian Regional Jet, an airplane designed to compete with regional jets made by Bombardier and Embraer.

The Boeing 2003 Moscow Air Show web site, published in both English and Russian, will be available for viewing on August 18. The English version is located here and the Russian version is here.

Photos and reports about Boeing events will be posted daily during the show.

For further information:
Viktor Anoshkin
501 797 3409, Moscow