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Boeing Showcases New Technology at Farnborough

LONDON – The upcoming Farnborough Air Show from the 18th to the 22nd of July will be an opportunity for Boeing to shine and play the ‘catch-up’ game with its rival Airbus. 

Boeing on the 10th July 2022 announced that it will focus on four core disciplines, and these are Commercial, Sustainability, Defence and the Future of Air Transport and Mobility. 

On the Commercial side, the American manufacturer will showcase the largest Boeing 737MAX ever, the 737-10MAX along with the 777X commercial jetliner for both static and flying display.

The aeroplane will be one of the most fuel-efficient in its class where it can fly on both conventional fuel and a mixture of SAF. Boeing sees these two aircraft, along with the Boeing 787s play a major role in reducing carbon emissions.

The Boeing 737-10MAX, the largest version of the MAX family will be on display from the 18th to the 21st of July. The aircraft has also the greatest fuel efficiency and the best per-seat economics of any narrow-body aircraft. 

The manufacturer stated that the MAX family has received over 3,300 total orders, which is great news for Boeing. This reveals that carriers worldwide are also gaining trust in the MAX aircraft after two fatal cases.

The new technology on the MAX aircraft will also reduce fuel consumption and emissions by 20% and 50% less noise footprint. The 777X on the other hand is an unrivalled largest twin-engine jet in the world, with over 340 orders globally. 

Sustainability: Boeing aircraft will commit to reducing carbon emissions on its planes and will unveil its new sustainability tool. This tool will also help the company to achieve net carbon zero by the year 2050.

Its’ ‘tool’ includes the pathway to becoming a new zero company, by presenting its roadmap and vision for the company to combine technical research and data to combine with the technical aspect of the company to monitor carbon emissions. 

Defence: Boeing will place its flagship helicopter CH-47 Chinook, P8A Poseidon, FA-18E/F on display.

Along with its flagship helicopter, the manufacturer will also showcase the AH-64 Apache, an attack helicopter, and also the E-7 Wedgetail and KC-46A Pegasus, on the surveillance and reconnaissance side. In addition, the latest T-7A Red Haw trainer and the ATS will also be put on display. 

Air Taxi: Boeing will officially make its European debut on its flying Taxis – Wisk Aero Pilotless, and other autonomous machines such as the Boeing will highlight autonomous platforms such as MQ-25, ATS, and Wisk Aero’s Cora.

Over the years, Boeing has joined forces with Californian-based Qisk Aero, a pioneer in Advanced Air Mobility & Transport, and a creator of the first-ever fully electric autonomous flying taxi in the United States.

Boeing is fully committed to venturing into this segment of air transportation. 

Sir Michael Arthur, president of Boeing International. Said: “In the four years since the last Farnborough Airshow, the world has seen the critical social and economic role that aerospace and defence play.”

“We are excited to reconnect with our colleagues at Farnborough as we address together the need for a more sustainable future and take concrete steps to enable innovation and clean technology. We look forward to sharing the progress we are making.”

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