, July 3
/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing
Company (NYSE: BA)
during this month's Farnborough International Airshow will spotlight a range
of pioneering technologies that will help develop a sustainable future for the
global aerospace industry.
"We're working across Boeing to develop and deliver technology in our
products that drive the efficiencies and environmental performance that have
become so important to our customers," said Tom Downey, senior vice president,
Communications. "As fuel costs rise, we continue to see demand for the
benefits that our new products and services deliver."
The Boeing exhibit on the show grounds highlights technologies the company
is implementing now and researching for the future to improve the
environmental performance of its products and the air transportation system.
In addition, Air India -- India's national flag carrier -- will display a new,
fuel-efficient Boeing 777-300ER.
Boeing's defense showcase will include a daily flying demonstration by its
advanced, combat-proven, multirole strike fighter -- the F/A-18E/F Super
Hornet. The company and its customers will also display the C-17 Globemaster
III military transport, F-15C Eagle fighter jet, the CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift
helicopter, Harpoon and SLAM-ER missiles and ScanEagle unmanned air vehicle.
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
media centre and the Boeing media chalet, situated in Chalet Row B, for
The Boeing schedule (follows in detail) begins on Monday, July 14 with a
press conference at 0930 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 defense trends and opportunities. On Tuesday, July 15, Pat
Shanahan, vice president and general manager of the 787 Dreamliner program,
will hold a press conference at 0900.
Note: All times listed below are local to Farnborough
Monday, July 14
0930 Commercial Airplanes Overview -- Radlett Suite
Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Scott
Carson will discuss current market conditions and the demand for newer more
efficient and environmentally progressive products.
1100 Integrated Defense Systems Presidents Panel -- Hatfield Room
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems President and Chief Executive Officer
Jim Albaugh and the presidents of the individual IDS businesses will provide
an overview of Boeing's defense business and opportunities.
1300 TACAIR: Positioning for a Changed Future -- Boeing Media Chalet
Dan Korte, vice president and general manager of Global Strike Systems,
will brief on the state of tactical aviation, the challenges facing both
military air forces and industry and the solutions offered by Boeing.
1400 Super Hornet -- Boeing Media Chalet
Bob Gower, vice president, F/A-18 and EA-18 Program, and U.S. Navy Captain
Mark Darrah, program manager PMA-265, NAVAIR, will provide an update on the
Block II F/A-18E/F and EA-18G Growler and discuss emerging opportunities in
Europe and other international markets.
Tuesday, July 15
0900 787 Dreamliner -- Cody Room
Pat Shanahan, vice president and general manager of the 787, will discuss
the status of the program after the successful power-on milestone.
1000 Bell Boeing, U.S. Marine Corps V-22 Osprey -- Hendon Room
V-22 Osprey briefing by Gen James F. Amos, Assistant Commandant of the
Marine Corps, Lt Gen George J. Trautman, III, Deputy Commandant for Aviation,
Col Matthew D. Mulhern, V-22 Program Manager, PMA-275, Lt Col Paul P. Ryan,
Commanding Officer, VMM-263 and Gene Cunningham, Bell Boeing V-22 program
1100 Advanced Systems -- Boeing Media Chalet
Darryl Davis, president of Boeing Advanced Systems, will discuss
technological advances in manned and unmanned aircraft, hypersonic vehicles,
space, simulation and advanced logistics support.
1300 UK Chinook Through Life Customer Support -- Boeing Media Chalet
Jim O'Neill vice president and general manager Integrated Logistics and
representatives from the RAF will discuss the UK Chinook TLCS program and
share an unique insight into this performance-based logistics success story
about improving fleet support and aircraft readiness, and reducing operator
1300 Boeing Commercial Airplanes Environment Briefing -- Boeing
Boeing will outline progress on key environment initiatives.
1400 Mobility & Humanitarian Missions -- Boeing Media Chalet
Dave Bowman, vice president and general manager of Global Mobility
Systems, and Chuck Allen, vice president and general manager of
Rotorcraft Systems, will discuss the growing critical role of the C-17 and
CH-47 in relief missions around the world.
1500 Networked Systems -- Boeing Media Chalet
Roger Krone, president of Boeing Network and Space Systems, will brief on
Boeing's systems and solutions for network enabled operations.
Wednesday, July 16
1100 P-8A Poseidon -- Boeing Media Chalet
Tony Parasida, vice president and general manager ASW/ISR Systems and the
U.S. Navy will provide an update on the P-8A Poseidon program.
1200 Apache Block III -- Boeing Media Chalet
Al Winn, vice president Boeing Apache Programs, will provide an update on
the latest Apache Block III program.
1500 Growing Local Defense Markets -- Boeing Media Chalet
Boeing defense leaders will brief on international partnering, building an
onshore presence and the importance of industrial participation. There will
follow a panel discussion with Mark Kronenberg, vice president International
Business Development, Turbjorn Sjogren, vice president International Support
Systems, Mike Kurth, managing director Boeing Defence UK and Mohammed
Fallatah, managing director Alsalam Aircraft.
Thursday, July 17
1000 EPX Multiple Intelligence Capabilities -- Boeing Media Chalet
Tony Parasida, vice president and general manager ASW/ISR Systems
will discuss Boeing's proposed EPX solution for the US Navy.
1100 C-17B -- The Future of Airlift -- Boeing Media Chalet
Dave Bowman, vice president and general manager Global Mobility
Systems will discuss the future development of the C-17B airlifter.
1300 C-130 AMP and Scalable Avionics Architecture -- Boeing Media Chalet
Phil Schwab, vice president of Business Development Support Systems, will
provide an update on the C-130 AMP program and the Scalable Avionics
Architecture being offered to international C-130 customers.
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 160,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries.
Total company revenues for 2007 were $66.4 billion.