Boeing to conclude Aero India with Rotorcraft Briefing

Boeing to conclude Aero India with Rotorcraft Briefing

6-Feb-2011 Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will showcase a broad range of aerospace capabilities at the upcoming Aero India 2011 show, held February 9 -13 in Bangalore.

“We are excited by India’s growing engagement as one of our key aerospace customers and supplier partners,” said Dinesh Keskar, president Boeing India and vice president Boeing International. “The breadth and depth of our commitment is demonstrated though our companywide participation in defense and civil aviation at Aero India 2011.”

Boeing’s exhibit in Hall E will feature large-scale models, interactive displays, a P-8I mobile console, and an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet simulator with a next-generation cockpit. Other defense capabilities to be highlighted include the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, AH-64D Apache, CH-47F Chinook, Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C), ScanEagle, and weapons. The company also will feature commercial airplanes such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, 777, 747-8 passenger and freighter series, and best-selling Next-Generation 737.
During the show’s twice-daily flying demonstrations, Boeing will present the capabilities of its advanced, combat-proven, multirole F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighter – with a full weapons payload – and conduct customer orientation flights. Visitors also will see the C-17 Globemaster III military transport and, making its international debut, a representation of the Super Hornet International Roadmap, which will be on static display February 9.

The company will keep the media informed about its activities through a briefing schedule at the media centre.

Note: All times listed below are local to Bangalore.

TUESDAY, February 8

1500 – Boeing in India Overview – The Oberoi Hotel Dinesh Keskar, president, Boeing India and vice president, Boeing International, gives reporters an overview of Boeing’s local industry partnerships and technology initiatives. Mark Kronenberg, vice president, International Business Development for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), discusses BDS’ strategy for India, including new market opportunities, ongoing campaigns and teaming with local partners.

WEDNESDAY, February 9

1500 – Boeing Commercial Airplanes Overview – Media Center Hall E, Room A Dinesh Keskar, president, Boeing India, and vice president, Boeing International, provides an overview of the Indian commercial aviation market, current important trends and Boeing’s products and services.

THURSDAY, February 10

1000 – F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Briefing – Media Center Hall E, Room A Kory Mathews, vice president, F/A-18 & EA-18 Programs, presents a detailed overview of the capabilities now onboard the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block II and the aircraft’s growth plans, including the new Super Hornet International Roadmap. Rick McCrary, director, International Business Development and Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) capture team lead, also participates in the briefing and Q-and-A, along with executives from General Electric and Raytheon.

1300 – P-8I Briefing – Media Center Hall E, Room A Leland Wight, P-8I program manager, briefs reporters on Boeing’s P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. The P-8I, designed specifically for the Indian Navy, is the “next generation” in maritime patrol and reconnaissance, and will provide maritime security for the Indian Navy.

FRIDAY, February 11

1200 – C-17 Globemaster III Briefing – Media Center Hall E, Room A Patrick Druez, C-17 Business Development, provides an overview of the military and humanitarian capabilities of the C-17 Globemaster III, the world’s most advanced and capable heavy-lift aircraft.

1300 – Rotorcraft Briefing – Media Center Hall E, Room A Wes Spreen, Regional Director – India, Boeing Mobility Systems International Business Development, briefs reporters on Boeing’s rotorcraft business, focusing on the CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter’s military and humanitarian roles. Dean Millsap, regional director – Asia, Global Strike International Business Development, discusses the capabilities of the AH-64D Apache combat helicopter.

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