The Boeing 777X wide-body aircraft made its Asian debut, demonstrating aerial manoeuvres that showcase its new carbon-fiber composite wing and quiet GE9X engines.
“We are looking forward to gathering with our industry colleagues in Singapore, in support of the recovery of aviation in the Southeast Asia region, as it provides us an opportunity to engage with customers, government officials, partners, suppliers, media and other stakeholders from the region,” said Alex Feldman, president of Boeing Southeast Asia. “We will highlight our investment in, and commitment to, technology, innovation and sustainability, building the foundation for the long-term growth of the aerospace industry.”
Based on the most successful twin-aisle airplane ever, the 777, and with advanced technologies from the 787 Dreamliner family, the 777-9 is one of the the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, delivering 10% better fuel use, emissions and operating costs than the competition, the company said.
Boeing’s exhibit at the show also include the F-15, P-8 Poseidon, T-7A Advanced Pilot Training System, as well as autonomous technology including the Boeing Airpower Teaming System, which is the company’s first uncrewed system to be designed and developed in Australia.
Designed to provide a transformational capability for global defence customers, it is the company’s largest investment in a new uncrewed aircraft program outside the United States. This purpose-built aircraft can be missionized to suit country-specific needs, Boeing said.
The United States Department of Defense corral is displaying the KC-46A Pegasus, P-8A Poseidon, and C-17 Globemaster III.
Additionally, Boeing is also highlighting its growing digital ecosystem of services, including integrated flight operations, a data-driven supply chain, e-commerce, predictive maintenance, digitally enabled MROs and competency-based training for commercial and defense customers. Showcased service offerings use digital innovation to reduce fuel use and support sustainability targets for customers utilizing all airplane platforms. Boeing said it is also focussing on measures to deliver a safer, more efficient and sustainable air transportation system for the future with an emphasis on the Confident Travel Initiative, an effort to provide passengers and crew a safe, healthy and efficient travel experience.
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