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Boeing to present Future of Aerospace vision at FIA

Posted 9 July 2018 · Add Comment

Boeing today announced its plans to reveal its vision for the future of air and space travel at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), taking place next week (16-22 July).



Above: Boeing's Integrator autonomous system.
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From hypersonic travel, through the future of autonomous flight, to manned space flight, Boeing will visually present the innovations that it believes will revolutionise the way humans travel around the world and into space.

Boeing will also highlight its award-winning portfolio of commercial and defence products and its broader services business that offers unmatched lifecycle value. This 'One Boeing' approach has produced a strong and steady commercial, defence and services order book this year, as the company competes across the full spectrum of its capabilities.

The US Department of Defense is scheduled to display several Boeing platforms, including the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, the CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, the F-15E Strike Eagle and the C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft.

"Boeing is leading the drive to innovate and win with the clear vision that 'the future is built here,'" said Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. "We come to Farnborough building on the foundation of an exceptionally consistent and strong year, and do so on the first anniversary of our services business. We are excited to highlight these future technologies as well as our core product offerings with a unique new exhibit that will be open throughout the show."

Visitors can immerse themselves in a large 360-degree theatre and board next-generation aircraft through virtual and mixed reality devices. The interactive exhibit showcases Boeing's latest family of aircraft and services, and gives visitors a first look at what the company is developing in its second century of aerospace innovation. The exhibit will be located opposite Hall 1.

On the airfield, the 737 MAX 7, which is scheduled to enter service in 2019, will make its airshow debut with flying displays from July 16-19. Boeing's flying display will also include a Biman Bangladesh 787-8.

Other commercial airplanes on display at the show include an Air Italy 737 MAX 8, a Qatar Airways 777-300ER, CargoLogicAir and Qatar Airways 747-8 Freighters, and a Royal Air Maroc 767 Boeing Converted Freighter, which will be at the Cargo Village from 16-18 July. Boeing is also participating in the Cargo Village to showcase its family of freighters and lifecycle commitment through Services.

At 10am on Futures Day (Friday 20th July), Richard Pillans, Boeing Chief Test Pilot and former British Army Helicopter Pilot and Flight Commander, will speak to Boeing apprentices and young people in the Boeing Media Chalet Theatre, about his experiences leading the team that oversees all flight operations for Boeing Defence UK, including the Royal Air Force (RAF) Chinook fleet.  A second session will be held at 11.00.

As 2018 marks 100 years of the RAF, Boeing is supporting the RAF's ambition to champion STEM and inspire the next generation of aviators during the course of the Futures Day youth engagement activities.


 

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