Chicago. Boeing will highlight its innovative defence and commercial products and important regional partnerships at this year’s Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest aerospace and defence show, which runs February 16-21.
Boeing and the world’s first all-787 airline, Singapore Airlines’ low-cost, long-haul subsidiary Scoot, will demonstrate the passenger-pleasing features of the Boeing 787-9, which Scoot will display during the show’s first day. Scoot currently operates 10 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes, and plans to open new markets and routes with an additional 10 787s on order.
Boeing defence products expected at the show include the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-15SG fighters, as well as AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. A US Navy P-8A Poseidon, two F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft and a US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey are scheduled to be on static display. A US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III is scheduled to participate in the show flying display and also be on static display.
“This marks a very special year for Boeing as we celebrate our Centennial,” said Skip Boyce, President, Boeing Southeast Asia. “We are stronger, more competitive and more innovative than ever as we launch our second century. Much of this success is credited to the partnerships forged over the years in markets such as Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia, where we have been present for almost 70 years.” Boeing will commemorate its 100th anniversary on July 15 this year.
The Boeing exhibit at the show will feature the company’s family of commercial airplane models, including the 737 MAX, 747 Intercontinental, 777X, 787 Dreamliner, as well as a 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter. New to this year’s show, the company will feature an interactive virtual reality tour of passenger airplane interiors. On the defense side, the exhibit will feature interactive displays, operator consoles for the P-8A Poseidon and Maritime Surveillance Aircraft, as well as models of the ScanEagle unmanned aerial system and other products. Boeing will also have an F-15 Simulator in the RSAF exhibit area.
“Our customers in Southeast Asia continue to demand the most fuel-efficient and technologically advanced airplanes to keep them competitive in this rapidly growing aviation sector,” said Dinesh Keskar, Senior Vice President, Asia-Pacific & India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Boeing’s comprehensive family of airplanes and services will continue to meet our customers’ needs and enable them for success now and for decades into the future.”
Boeing also continues providing innovative and affordable products and services to meet the defense and security needs of customers in Southeast Asia, from maritime surveillance to disaster relief missions. “Our goal is to provide the right capability, at the right time, and at the right cost for our partners in the region and around the globe,” said Jeff Kohler, Vice President, Global Sales, Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “And we are ready to help sustain those capabilities through their entire lifecycle.”
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