Boeing to Showcase Industry Partnerships and Broad Portfolio of Products at 2013 Dubai Airshow
V-22 Osprey, P-8 Poseidon, AH-64 Apache, F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and CH-47 Chinook among defense platforms on display
Qatar Airways 787 Dreamliner and flydubai 737-800 with Boeing Sky Interior on static display

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 7, 2013 – Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] presence at the 2013 Dubai Airshow will showcase the company’s industry partnerships in the Middle East and highlight a broad lineup of defense and commercial products and services designed to meet the needs of Middle East customers.

“The Middle East region continues to be one of Boeing’s key global markets for both the commercial aviation and defense sectors,” said Jeffrey Johnson, president, Boeing Middle East. “We have a long history in the region, and we continue to strengthen our relationships with our partners and customers to further develop the regional aerospace industry.”

On the defense side, Boeing platforms in service with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces that will be on display include a UAE Land Forces AH-64D Apache helicopter and UAE Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airlifter. Also scheduled for static display are the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor, P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and AH-6i reconnaissance and attack helicopter. In addition, an F-15E Strike Eagle flight simulator at the Boeing booth will demonstrate the aircraft’s unparalleled range, speed and persistence. On the commercial side, Boeing’s regional customers will have aircraft on static display including a Qatar Airways 787 Dreamliner from Nov. 17-19 and a flydubai 737-800 with Boeing Sky Interior and business class configuration. A 787 flight simulator at the Boeing booth will offer visitors at first-hand look and experience of the aircraft’s capabilities.

Boeing is co-sponsoring the Middle East Air Chiefs Conference, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16. The company also will hold a series of media briefings and activities during the show, as listed below.

Media at the show should check the briefing schedule at the Boeing-sponsored Dubai Airshow Media Centre for changes or updates. The company will highlight its air show activities through and through its Twitter feeds: @Boeing, @BoeingAirplanes and @BoeingDefense. The website contains program backgrounders and executive biographies and will be updated regularly with briefings, photos and videos from the show.

Note:  All times listed below are local to Dubai

Saturday, Nov. 16

11:30: Boeing Dubai Airshow press conference

Venue: Grand Hyatt Hotel – Dubai

Speakers: Jeffrey Johnson, president, Boeing Middle East; Ahmed Jazzar, president, Boeing Saudi Arabia; Marty Bentrott, vice president for Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Middle East, Russia and Central Asia and Paul Oliver, Boeing Defense, Space & Security Middle East and Africa regional vice president, International Business Development.

Monday, Nov. 18

10:00 - 777X Product Briefing

Venue: Media Centre Briefing Room No. (2)

Speaker: Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of Airplane Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

13:00 - International Opportunities for Rotorcraft – V-22 Osprey, AH-6i, CH-47 Chinook, AH-64E Apache

Venue: Media Centre Briefing Room No (2)

Speaker: Leanne Caret, BDS vice president and general manager, Vertical Lift

14:00 - V-22 Osprey Program Update

Venue: Media Centre Briefing Room No. (2)

Speaker: U.S. Marine Corps Col. Dan Robinson, U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, V-22 Joint Program Manager

Tuesday, Nov. 19

13:00 - F/A-18 Super Hornet Programme Briefing

Venue: Media Centre Briefing Room No. (2)

Speaker: U.S. Navy Capt. Frank Morley, F/A-18 & E/A-18G Program Manager

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