The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will highlight its broad range of capabilities serving customers in commercial and defense markets at the Farnborough Airshow, which begins July 17 outside London.
"Boeing enters Farnborough with terrific momentum generated by tremendous customer support for our products and services," said Tom Downey, Boeing vice president, Corporate Communications. "Our comprehensive presence at the show will spotlight our strong commitment to our customers, partners and suppliers."
The company's military showcase will feature the first flying display in the UK by the revolutionary V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor. Also flying will be the F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet and the AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter. In addition Boeing and its customers will display the C-17 Globemaster III military transport; the ScanEagle and X-45 N-UCAS unmanned aerial vehicles; the F-15E Strike Eagle fighter; and SLAM-ER, JDAM and Harpoon missiles.
On the commercial side, EVA Air, the Taiwanese airline, will bring one of its new wide-body 777-300ER twinjets, which will be on display throughout the show. The Boeing exhibit will also feature the interior cabin of the passenger-pleasing 787 Dreamliner, the aviation industry's best-selling new airplane, as well as the capabilities of the new 747-8.
The Boeing schedule begins on Mon., July 17 with a press conference at 0930 hosted by Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Alan Mulally. On the same day at 1100, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems President and CEO Jim Albaugh will discuss current business opportunities.
Boeing is sponsoring the Farnborough 2006 Media Centre and will hold a series of briefings on key programs and issues. Each day, media should check the briefing schedule at the media centre and the Boeing media chalet for updates
Note: All times listed below are local to Farnborough
0930 Commercial Airplanes Overview -- Air Show Media Centre
Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally will discuss current market conditions, highlighting the market success of the 787 and capabilities of the new 747-8.
1100 Integrated Defense Systems -- Air Show Media Centre
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Albaugh will provide an overview of Boeing's defense business and opportunities.
1200 V-22 Osprey -- Air Show Media Centre
The United States Marine Corps will discuss the V-22 program.
1330 Global Strike -- Boeing Media Chalet
Chris Chadwick, vice president and general manager Boeing Global Strike Systems, will provide an overview of Boeing's global strike capabilities.
1430 Airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare & Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems -- Boeing Media Chalet
Tony Parasida, vice president Boeing ASW & ISR, will discuss products and opportunities.
1000 787 Dreamliner Program -- Air Show Media Centre
Mike Bair, vice president and general manager, 787 program, will update progress on the 787 Dreamliner program.
1100 C-17 -- C-17 Aircraft in the Static Display
Ron Marcotte, vice president Global Mobility Systems, and Dave Bowman, C-17 program manager will share the latest developments on the airlifter program. The briefing will be held on the C-17 aircraft on the static line, and lunch will be provided.
0900 P- 8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft -- Boeing Media Chalet
Tim Norgart, director business development, Airborne ASW & ISR Systems will conduct a joint briefing with Capt. Mike Moran, P-8A program manager, U.S. Navy.
1000 F/A-18E/F U.S. Navy Brief -- Boeing Media Chalet
Capt. Donald "BD" Gaddis, F/A-18 program manager, U.S. Navy, PMA-265, will discuss the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet program, including the significant capability enhancements inherent in the Block II Super Hornet. Representatives from Boeing and the Hornet Industry Team will also be present at the briefing.
1000 747-8 Program -- Air Show Media Centre
Randy Tinseth, vice president, sales, marketing and in-service support, 747-8 program, will discuss the latest developments with the new 747-8.
1100 C-130 Total Life Extension Briefing -- Air Show Media Centre
Mike Harris, vice president and general manager C-130 program, will brief media on the current status of the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program and the new Total Life Extension Program being offered to international defense customers.
1500 787 GoldCare Program Update -- Boeing Media Chalet
Bob Avery, vice president 787 Services and Support, will provide details of the company's revolutionary GoldCare service solution for 787 customers.