Boeing to Showcase 777-200LR Worldliner, 787 Dreamliner, Rotorcraft and 767 Tanker Transport at Dubai Air Show 2005

Travel News Asia 14 November 2005

The worlds longest range passenger jet, fresh from setting the world distance record, will fly into the United Arab Emirates to lead Boeings comprehensive presence at the Dubai Air Show beginning 20 November.

The 777-200LR, capable of providing direct, non-stop service between cities as far as 17,400 km apart when it enters service in 2006, completed a record flight of 22 hours and 42 minutes on 10 November covering 13,422 statute miles (11,664 nautical miles or 21,601 kilometers).

The Middle East is very important to Boeing, said Tod Hullin, Boeing senior vice president, Communications. That is why we have based a new Boeing president in Saudi Arabia, opened a regional office in Dubai, strengthened community and education partnerships across the region, and made several other key executive appointments in the region.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Integrated Defense Systems, Boeing Capital Corp. and Connexion by Boeing will all participate at this years Dubai Air Show.

Boeings schedule begins on Saturday, 19 November, with a press conference at 1430 hours for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeings Middle East leadership. On the same day, Integrated Defense Systems, with its Saudi Arabian partner Alsalam Aircraft Company, will co-sponsor the Middle East Air Chiefs conference. Boeing Capital Corp. also will host a financiers and investors conference, recognizing Dubais leading regional role as a financial center. Similar events have been organized in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Integrated Defense Systems, in partnership with various customers, will showcase the AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook, C-17 Globemaster III, and other platforms. The Boeing exhibit will highlight the 767 Tanker Transport, one of the worlds most capable and advanced tanker aircrafts, already delivered to the Italian Air Force. The Boeing 777-200LR (long range) will make its second flight to the Middle East in five months to participate at the show. Boeings valued customer Royal Jet will display a Boeing Business Jet. And the 787 Dreamliner will also be showcased in the Boeing exhibit.

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