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Dreamliner flights

Issue: 07-2012Photo(s): By Thales Group

The Boeing Company has announced that its 787 Dreamliner will participate for the first time in flying displays at Farnborough. Boeing also will present its Enduring Awareness Pavilion, a comprehensive display of advanced command, control, communication, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities.

“We are showcasing a full range of innovative new products, systems and services from our commercial, defence, space and security businesses,” said Tom Downey, Senior Vice President, Boeing Communications. “We’re looking forward to the opportunities the show provides to meet with customers, partners and other stakeholders.”

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Qatar Airways livery will be on static display and Boeing plans to fly the fuel-efficient airplane in the daily show displays. In addition, Korean Air will display its newest Boeing 737-900ER July 9-12. Boeing will feature the new 737 MAX with a programme update, and a full-scale model of the 737 MAX Advanced Technology winglet will be on view in the Boeing static display area.

The Enduring Awareness Pavilion is an interactive exhibit focused on C4ISR across every operational domain—air, land, sea, space and cyberspace. It will showcase more than 20 technologies—including the P-8A Poseidon, space-based space surveillance system, airborne early warning and control, eXMeritus HardwareWall, unmanned airborne systems from ScanEagle to Phantom Eye, and other capabilities.

During the show’s daily flying display, Boeing will demonstrate the capabilities of its advanced, multi-role F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter. Also on the flying programme will be the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor and the tactical and strategic C-17 Globemaster III airlifter. The company and its customers will display several other systems, including the F-15E Eagle fighter and the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter.

Together with the Royal Aeronautical Society, Boeing will present airplanes built by students at the Yateley School (Hampshire) and the Marling school (Gloucestershire). They are the first two complete planes among the six being built by schools participating in the “Schools Build a Plane Challenge”, an initiative providing young people in UK secondary schools with the opportunity to build an operational light aircraft from a kit.