Boeing to Showcase Comprehensive Portfolio of Products and Services
- 787 Dreamliner and Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey to make Middle East debut at air show
"The Middle East has demonstrated extraordinary resilience in the face of the global economic slowdown, and this is reflected in the significant growth experienced in both the commercial aviation and defense sectors," said Jeffrey Johnson, president, Boeing Middle East. "As we look to the future, we see a high level of potential to further grow our regional capabilities, and we remain committed to working closely with our customers and partners here to help them achieve their goals."
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On the defense side, the range of Boeing platforms in service with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces that will be on display at the show includes a UAE Land Forces AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, a UAE Air Force C-17 Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft, and a UAE Special Operations Command CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift transport helicopter.
The V-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor aircraft that can take off and land like a helicopter and fly like an airplane, will make demonstration flights to showcase its capabilities, as will the AH-6i light attack/reconnaissance helicopter. A Turkish Air Force Boeing 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Peace Eagle, an F-15 Strike Eagle, and an F/A-18E Super Hornet will be on static display during the show.
On the commercial side, Boeing's game-changing 787 Dreamliner will be showcased for the first time in the Middle East and will remain on static display during the show. Boeing has a backlog of 131 Dreamliners on order from customers in the region. Boeing customer Qatar Airways will have a Boeing 777-200LR (Longer Range) on static display and flydubai will showcase its Next-Generation 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior, while a privately owned Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) also will be present.
Source : The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)