Boeing announces plans for Farnborough Airshow
CHICAGO, Ill., 30 June 2012. The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has announced that its 787 Dreamliner will participate for the first time in flying displays at the Farnborough International Airshow, which runs July 9-15 outside London. Boeing also will be presenting its Enduring Awareness Pavilion, a display of advanced command, control, communication, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities.
During the show's daily flying display Boeing will demonstrate the capabilities of its multi-role F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter. Also on the flying program are the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor and the tactical and strategic C-17 Globemaster III airlifter. The company and its customers will display other systems as well, including the F-15E Eagle fighter and the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. Visitors will be able to see these aircraft until Sunday, July 15.
Together with the Royal Aeronautical Society, Boeing is presenting airplanes built by students at the Yateley School in Hampshire and the Marling school in 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 students in UK secondary schools with the opportunity to build an operational light aircraft from a kit.