Boeing showcases 777 at Farnborough

The Boeing Company will highlight its broad range of capabilities serving customers in commercial and defense markets at the Farnborough Air Show, which begins July 17 outside London.
“Boeing enters Farnborough with terrific momentum generated by tremendous customer support for our products and services,” said Tom Downey, Boeing vice president, Corporate Communications. “Our comprehensive presence at the show will spotlight our strong commitment to our customers, partners and suppliers.”

On the commercial side, EVA Air, the Taiwanese airline, will bring one of its new wide-body 777-300ER twinjets, which will be on display throughout the show. The Boeing exhibit will also feature the interior cabin of the passenger-pleasing 787 Dreamliner, the aviation industry’s best-selling new airplane, as well as the capabilities of the new 747-8.

The Boeing schedule begins on Mon., July 17 with a press conference at 0930 hosted by Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Alan Mulally. On the same day at 1100, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems President and CEO Jim Albaugh will discuss current business opportunities.

Boeing is sponsoring the Farnborough 2006 Media Centre and will hold a series of briefings on key programs and issues. Each day, media should check the briefing schedule at the media centre and the Boeing media chalet for updates.