Business

July 13, 2012

Boeing airplanes, innovation, technology highlighted at Farnborough

Boeing’s new aircraft and innovative technologies attracted customers, partners, government officials and media at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow.

The show saw the first flying display of the innovative 787 Dreamliner in Qatar Airways livery and the new Enduring Awareness Pavilion, a display of advanced command, control, communication, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

Customer demand for the 737 family of airplanes – including the new 737 MAX – continued to grow this week. Leasing company customers Air Lease Corporation, GECAS, ALAFCO and Avolon announced orders and commitments at the show for 220 737 family airplanes.

In addition, United Airlines also announced today in Chicago an historic order for 150 737 airplanes, including 100 737 MAX 9s and 50 Next-Generation 737-900ERs. The deal, worth $14.7 billion at list prices, brought the world’s most popular single-aisle jetliner’s total order book to more than 10,000 to date, an industry record.

Over the past week, customers have announced orders and commitments for 396 airplanes, valued at more than $37 billion. The number of Boeing net orders for 2012 currently stands at 691, and the 737 MAX has accumulated 649 orders to date.

Boeing announced during the show key partnerships with Embraer (weapons integration for A-29 Super Tucano) and Elbit Systems (collaboration on Hermes unmanned airborne systems). The company also shared plans for the 2012 ecoDemonstrator, an American Airlines 737-800 that will be used as a flying testbed to accelerate environmentally progressive technologies. New Boeing offerings for defense and security customers unveiled at the show include a medium-sized Maritime Surveillance Aircraft and the introduction of the Intelligent Sensor Camera System, that fully integrates video processing capability.

Other highlights at the show were the presence of a Korean Air 737-900ER with the new Boeing Sky Interior; the multi-role F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter; the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor; the C-17 Globemaster III airlifter; the F-15E Eagle fighter and the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter.

Boeing also highlighted its services portfolio, a growing market segment projected to reach $2.4 trillion on the commercial side over the next 20 years. The 2012 Pilot & Technician Outlook forecasts a 20-year demand for more than a million commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians. The company signed a long-term agreement with TUI Travel to cover complete fleet training for Thomson Airways, including its new 787 Dreamliners.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech This artist’s concept depicts the current record holder for the most luminous galaxy in the universe. The galaxy, WISE J224607.57-052635.0, is erupting with light equal to more than 300 ...
 
 
sikorsky-raider

Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter achieves successful first flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, announced May 22 the successful first flight of the S-97 Raiderâ„¢ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination...
 
 
stamps2

New stamp folio to honor Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients

Nearly a dozen Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients will help the U.S. Postal Service dedicate a limited-edition stamp folio honoring them and other Vietnam heroes on Memorial Day. The “Medal of Honor: Vietnam War Forever...
 

 

Air Force launches hush-hush mini-shuttle into space

A mysterious space plane rocketed into orbit May 20, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments. The Air Force launched its unmanned mini-shuttle late morning, May 20. An Atlas V rocket lifted it up and out over the Atlantic. This is the fourth flight for the military research program, which is shrouded...
 
 
NG-people

Northrop Grumman appoints VP, program manager ISR division

Northrop Grumman announced it has appointed Steve Lunny, vice president and program manager for the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance division within the company’s Information Systems sector. Lunny will report...
 
 
af-medal

American Fighter Aces receive Congressional Gold Medal

Leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the American Fighter Aces Association May 20 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall. The Congressional Gold Medal...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>