Boeing Generates Excitement at Farnborough International Airshow 2010
In just two days, more than 2,000 customers, partners, government officials and media had the opportunity to tour the 787 flighttest plane ZA003 before its spectacular departure escorted by two vintage Spitfire fighters. As evidence of the market's continuing recovery, airline and leasing company customers used the show to announce orders for more than 250 airplanes - a powerful validation of Boeing's fuelefficient and marketleading products. (Details below).
Boeing highlighted the breadth of its unmanned systems portfolio, with a display that featured new and advanced systems and technologies, such as the recently unveiled Phantom Ray demonstrator, the A160T Hummingbird, the H-6U Unmanned Little Bird and Scan Eagle. Strategies for growing the defense, space and security business were outlined, including international opportunities and expansion into adjacent markets, such as cyber security, C4ISR and services.
Other highlights included Boeing's NewGen Tanker, fighter technology roadmap, continuing robust demand for Rotorcraft products, and cooperation with Bigelow Aerospace on a commercial crew transportation system.
Customer announcements so far:
- Emirates 30 777-300ERs
- GECAS 40 737-800s
- Norwegian Air Shuttle 15 737-800s
- Royal Jordanian 3 787s
- Avolon 12 737-800s
- Air Lease Corporation 54 737-800s
- Air Austral 2 777-200LRs
- RBS 43 737-800s
- OKAY Airways 10 737-800s
- Qatar 2 777-200LRs
- American Airlines 35 737-800s
- Azerbaijan Airlines 1 767-300ER and 2 767 Freighters
- Alaska Airlines 2 737-800s