CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2010 – The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will highlight its broad range of commercial and defense products, technologies, and services during this year’s Singapore Airshow, which begins Feb. 2.
"Boeing enters the Singapore Airshow with strong momentum across the enterprise and will spotlight its enduring commitment to our Asia-Pacific partners and suppliers and to providing our customers in the region with the best products and services in the industry,” said Boeing Southeast Asia President Skip Boyce.
“Singapore continues to be the region’s magnet for bringing the global aerospace community together in one place," Boyce added. "Boeing’s presence in the Asia-Pacific, coupled with its market-leading success, gives us a great platform for talking about the company’s direction."
Boeing's media briefing schedule begins at 1400 hours on Tuesday, Feb. 2, with an update on the 787 and 747-8 flight test programs. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 1000 hours, Boeing will provide an update on the international fighter market and the next-generation, multi-role capabilities of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and F-15 Advanced Eagle.
This will be followed at 1300 hours by an air battle management briefing covering the 737 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) program, the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the Network Centric Command and Control System (NC3S) battle management system. A briefing on Boeing’s rotorcraft programs at 1400 hours will include the AH-64D Apache Longbow, AH-6i light attack/reconnaissance helicopter, CH-47F Chinook and V-22 Osprey.
Boeing aircraft on display during the show will include the F-15E fighter jet, AH-6i, C-17 Globemaster III airlifter, KC-135 tanker and a Garuda Indonesia 737-800 with Blended Winglets. The Boeing exhibit will showcase models of the 787 Dreamliner, 747-8 Intercontinental and 777 passenger airplanes, as well as the F-15, F/A-18E/F, CH-47F and P-8A. Boeing is sponsoring the new Singapore Airshow Media Hub, where news and information will be available during the show.
Boeing's online press kit will be available on Jan. 31 (Feb. 1 in Asia) at http://www.boeing.com. The kit will be updated throughout the show with briefing presentations, podcasts and schedule changes, if any. The site also contains program backgrounders, executive biographies and a link to high-resolution photos.
Note: All times listed below are local to Singapore
Tuesday, February 2
1400: Boeing Commercial Airplanes 787 and 747-8 Briefing – Function Room 1
Randy Tinseth, vice president, Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, provides an update on the 787 and 747-8 flight test programs.
Wednesday, February 3
1000: Boeing Defense, Space & Security International Fighters Briefing – Function Room 2
Mark Kronenberg, vice president of Boeing Defense, Space & Security International Business Development, and Jeff Johnson, director for Boeing Military Aircraft Business Development, provide an update on the global market for Boeing tactical fighters, and the technology, system and program enhancements the company is implementing to ensure that its solutions meet current and emerging customer requirements through 2030 and beyond.
1300: Boeing Defense, Space & Security air battle management briefing – Function Room 2
Tim Norgart, director of New Business Development for Airborne Battle Management, and Rod Drury, vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Boeing Defence Australia, demonstrate the interdependency of airborne and ground-based battle management systems to ensure full-spectrum intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) dominance. This briefing will include program updates for all Boeing airborne and ground-based ISR platforms, including 737 AEW&C, P-8A, UAVs and Vigilare.
1400: Boeing Defense, Space & Security Rotorcraft Briefing – Function Room 2
Phil Dunford, vice president and general manager of Boeing Rotorcraft Systems provides an update on Boeing rotorcraft including the AH-64D Apache Longbow, CH-47F Chinook, and V-22 Osprey. Dunford also explores future capabilities designed to enhance warfighter effectiveness.
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Raymond Francis, Boeing SE Asia, 65-812-56131 (mobile)
Mike Tull, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, 1-206-304-7164 (mobile)
Paul Lewis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, 1-562-234-1391 (mobile)