Boeing Completes Painting of First Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft
A newly painted Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft is shown in Turkish Air Force colors outside a Boeing [NYSE: BA] hangar in Seattle, Wash.
The aircraft will make its first international flight this month when it travels to the Dubai Air Show in the United Arab Emirates, where it will be on static display Nov. 11-15.
Boeing is building the first of four AEW&C aircraft for Turkey's Peace Eagle program in Seattle while Turkish Aerospace Industries in Ankara, Turkey, is building the remaining three aircraft with significant participation from various Turkish industry suppliers. Functional checkout of the mission systems is under way with development flight testing beginning next year.