Boeing to Highlight the Products and Services Australia Depends on at Avalon 2011

MELBOURNE, Victoria, Feb. 22, 2011 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will highlight the products and services that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) depends on every day during this year's Avalon 2011 Australian International Airshow. The show begins March 1 at Avalon Airport near Melbourne and coincides with the 90th anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

"Boeing is committed to providing products and services that allow the ADF to carry out vital operations in-country and overseas," said Bill Profilet, Boeing Defense, Space & Security vice president, Australia Business Development. "We're proud of our 85-year relationship with the RAAF and look forward to furthering this partnership for years to come."

Boeing products on display during the show include the RAAF's F/A-18F Super Hornet, F/A-18A Hornet, C-17 Globemaster III and 737 Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft and the Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system. Boeing-manufactured aircraft displayed by other countries will include a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 Globemaster III, and a Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757.

The Boeing-sponsored Afternoon Airshow and Night Alight Finale on March 4 will feature the RAAF's new advanced, multirole Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets. Boeing will hold a series of briefings on key products and programs throughout the show. Each day, media can check the briefing schedule at the media center and Boeing chalet for updates.

All times listed below are local to Avalon.

WEDNESDAY, March 2 -- Conference Room 3

0930-1100: Boeing Defense, Space & Security (updated Feb. 28)
Joe Song, Boeing vice president of International Business Development for Asia-Pacific, provides an update on BDS activities in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, Rod Drury, vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Boeing Defence Australia, discusses Boeing Defence Australia programs and opportunities.

1100-1200: P-8A Poseidon
Chuck Dabundo, Boeing vice president and P-8 program manager, and U.S. Navy Capt. Leon Bacon, P-8A Poseidon integrated product team lead, provide an update on the P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft program.

THURSDAY, March 3 -- Boeing Chalet

0830-0930: F/A-18F Super Hornet
Kory Mathews, Boeing vice president, F/A-18 and EA-18 Programs, RAAF Group Capt. Steve “Zed” Roberton, Officer Commanding 82 Wing, and U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Darrah, F/A-18 and EA-18G program manager, PMA-265, provide an update on Australia’s new F/A-18F Super Hornet multirole fighters.

0930-1030: Super Hornet International Roadmap
Kory Mathews, Boeing vice president, F/A-18 and EA-18 Programs, provides a detailed briefing on Super Hornet growth plans, featuring the new Super Hornet International Roadmap.

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