Monday, 9 July 2018

Boeing at Farnborough 2018

The mighty American planemaker Boeing has released its plans for its Farnborough Air Show excursion today and it is looking more to the future than it is the presence.

The world-renowned air show at Farnborough is just a few days away now (July 16-22) and Boeing is going to be there in a big way.  The company is bringing its, so far little-wanted 737 MAX 7, which is scheduled to do some flying displays on 16th-19th and the flying display continues with a Biman Bangladesh 787-8.

On the ground, the manufacturer will display 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 July 16-18. 

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 keen to highlight both its commercial and defence products at this years FIAS portraying its "One Boeing" approach, which is a key part of its global domination aspirations.  "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."

The company will be showing off some of its products in an immersive large 360-degree theater and board next-generation aircraft through virtual and mixed reality devices. The interactive exhibit showcases the latest family of aircraft as well as looking at some products it is developing.  

FIAS is seen as an important venue for Boeing's business and therefore the company is bringing over some top company folk, including Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg, CFO and Executive Vice President of Enterprise Performance & Strategy Greg Smith, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister, Boeing Defense, Space & Security President and CEO Leanne Caret, Boeing Global Services President and CEO Stan Deal.

Other senior Boeing executives at the show will include,  Marc Allen, President, Boeing International, Heidi Capozzi, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Ted Colbert, Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President, Information Technology & Data Analytics, 
Greg Hyslop, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Test & Technology, 
Tim Keating, Executive Vice President, Government Operations, Phil Musser, Senior Vice President, Communications, Jenette Ramos, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Operations.

The company will also be holding a series of briefings during the show, including one on space travel, one on the futures of cargo and another on the future for commercial air travel. Oddly though. there isn't a briefing on its new take over - sorry joint venture - of Embraer