The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will highlight its full range of products and services that are producing record sales across commercial and defense markets at this year's Paris Air Show, beginning June 18 at Le Bourget airfield, north of the city.
"Boeing goes to Le Bourget with continued momentum and clear strategies in both our healthy defense systems and growing commercial airplane businesses," said Tom Downey, senior vice president, Communications. "Our backlog is at record levels, our financial performance is solid, and we are intensely focused on delivering on our promises to customers.
"Boeing people from across the company will be at the show to talk about our overall progress and underscore our continuing commitment to our customers, partners and suppliers," he added.
Boeing's defense showcase will feature a daily flying demonstration by the world's most advanced, combat-proven strike fighter -- the F/A-18F Super Hornet. The company and its customers will also display the C-17 Globemaster III military transport, F-15E Eagle fighter jet, Harpoon missile, and the AH-64D Apache Longbow and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.
On the commercial side, Jet Airways, India's largest private airline, will display its recently delivered 777-300ER in new livery. The airplane is one of 10 777s that Jet Airways has ordered.
The Boeing schedule (follows in detail on next page) begins on Monday, June 18 with a press conference at 0945 hosted by Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Scott Carson. On the same day at 1100, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems President and CEO Jim Albaugh and the leaders of the IDS businesses will discuss current business trends and opportunities. On Tuesday, June 19, the vice president and general manager of the 787 Dreamliner program, Mike Bair, will hold a press conference at 1245.
Boeing will hold a series of briefings on key programs and issues throughout the show. Each day, media should check the briefing schedule at the company's media chalet, situated in Chalet Row A, for updates.
Note: All times listed below are local to Paris
Monday, June 18
0945 Commercial Airplanes Overview -- Salon Auditorium
TextBoeing Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Carson will discuss current market conditions, highlighting the market success and July 8 rollout of the 787.
1100 Integrated Defense Systems -- Boeing Media Chalet
TextBoeing Integrated Defense Systems President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Albaugh and the leaders of the individual IDS businesses will provide an overview of Boeing's defense business and opportunities.
1400 Advanced Systems -- Boeing Media Chalet
TextGeorge Muellner, president of Boeing Advanced Systems, will discuss technology advances in the defense arena.
Tuesday, June 19
1000 Network-Centric Technology -- Boeing Media Chalet
George Muellner, president of Boeing Advanced Systems and Roger Krone, president Network and Space Systems, will provide an update on developments in network-centric technologies.
1100 Bell Boeing, U.S. Marine Corps V-22 Osprey -- Boeing Media Chalet
TextV-22 Osprey briefing by Brig. Gen. Robert S. Walsh, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation, HQ, U.S. Marine Corps, and Col. Matthew Mulhern, V-22 program manager.
1245 787 Dreamliner -- Salon Auditorium
Mike Bair, vice president and general manager, 787 Dreamliner program, will discuss the status of the program less than three weeks before rollout.
1400 Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS)/P-8 -- Boeing Media Chalet
Overview of the P-8 program and Boeing's proposed BAMS solution by ASW/ISR Vice President Tony Parasida.
1500 KC-767 Advanced Tanker -- Boeing Media Chalet
Ron Marcotte, general manager, Global Mobility Systems, will provide an update on Boeing's tanker programs.
Wednesday, June 20
1000 F/A-18 Block II "Next-Generation Fighter" -- Boeing Media Chalet
Bob Gower, vice president, F/A-18 Program, and Capt. Jeff "Zoil" Penfield, program manager, PMA-259, Naval Air Systems Command, will provide an update on F/A-18 fighter technology.
1030 747-8 Program -- Salon Salle 2
Text Randy Tinseth, vice president, Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, will provide an update on the 747-8 program.
1400 C-17 Globemaster III -- C-17 Aircraft, DoD Corral
TextUpdate on the current status of the C-17 Globemaster III by C-17 Program Manager Dave Bowman. (Briefing will be conducted aboard static display C-17 aircraft.)
1500 Apache: Factory to Foxhole -- Boeing Media Chalet
Al Winn, vice president, Apache Programs, and Jim O'Neill, vice president, Integrated Logistics, will discuss Boeing's unique support capabilities from the factory floor to the battlefield.
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 operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 150,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries. Total company revenues for 2006 were $61.5 billion.