Boeing Celebrates Farnborough Airshow Anniversary with Focus on Global
Partnerships and Innovative Products
Net commercial orders for 2014 rise to 783
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 17, 2014
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA)
marked 40 years as an exhibitor at the Farnborough International Airshow this
week by highlighting its innovative, efficient commercial airplanes and its
advanced defense capabilities.
Boeing announced a new 200-seat 737 MAX 8 option that will give airlines up to
11 more seats of revenue. This latest addition to Boeing's comprehensive
product and services line-up will deliver 20 percent fuel-consumption savings
compared to today's Next-Generation 737.
Boeing also announced new details about the interior of the 777X. The new
model will build on the award-winning interior of today's 777 and apply 787
Dreamliner cabin innovations: higher cabin humidity, windows more than 15
percent larger and a cabin that is 16 inches (40.6 cm) wider than the
competition, allowing airlines a variety of economy class seat widths.
Boeing unveiled its new Maritime Surveillance Aircraft at Farnborough. The
aircraft, based on a Bombardier Challenger 605 business jet, will provide
customers with maritime and overland surveillance, anti-piracy, coastal
security and search-and-rescue capabilities.
Boeing signed a memorandum of collaboration with Paramount Group to jointly
develop defense and security opportunities in key international markets.
Paramount Group is Africa's largest privately owned defense and aerospace
Customers demonstrated their strong confidence in the family of Boeing
commercial products, announcing orders and commitments for 201 Boeing
airplanes valued at more than $40.2 billion at list prices. Additional orders
announced this week will be posted today on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries
website, bringing the number of net orders for 2014 to 783.
"Over 40 years of exhibiting at Farnborough, Boeing has consistently
demonstrated its commitment and drive to innovate and develop game-changing
products, equipment and services across the commercial and defense sectors,"
said Charlie Miller, vice president of International Communications.
"Farnborough 2014 was filled with excitement and enthusiasm among our
customers, partners and suppliers and strong endorsement of our product line
with commercial orders that bring our tally this year to 783."
Boeing products flying at the show include the new 787-9 Dreamliner, the P-8A
Poseidon -- a military derivative of the company's Next-Generation 737-800 --
and the multi-role F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighter.
Two aircraft from the Boeing-Royal Aeronautical Society "Schools Build a Plane
Challenge" will arrive at the show later today. This initiative provides young
people in UK secondary schools with the opportunity to learn new skills by
building an operational light aircraft from a kit. The two airplanes are
scheduled to participate in the flying display on Friday and remain on static
display for the public demonstration events.
Customer announcements at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow
Customer Quantity / Model Value at list prices Status
Monarch Airlines (30) 737 MAX 8 $3.1 billion Commitment
(6) 737 MAX 8
Okay Airlines $980 million Order
Avolon $2 billion Commitment
(5) 737 MAX 9
Air Lease Corp. $3.9 billion Order
(20) 737 MAX
Intrepid (6) 777-300ER $1.9 billion Order
CIT (10) 787-9 $2.5 billion Order
Air Algerie (2) 737-700C $152 million Order
(50) 777-9X 777X - Order
Qatar Airways $20.1 billion
(4) 777 Freighters 777F - Commitment
MG Aviation (2) 787-9 $499 million Order
Hainan Airlines (50) 737 MAX 8 $5.1 billion Commitment
Total Orders and 201 airplanes $40.2 billion
Boeing has created a special microsite for the air show. All press materials
are posted on www.boeing.com/farnborough2014
Boeing International Corporate Communications
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Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communications
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Boeing Defense, Space & Security Communications
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