Boeing announced on July 9, 2018, its extensive plans to reveal the future of air and space travel at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, taking place July 16-22. From hypersonic travel to the future of autonomous flight to manned space flight, Boeing will present its innovations to discover new ways of human travelling around the world and into space. The company will also highlight its portfolio of commercial and defense products and other services.

"Boeing is leading the drive to innovate and win with the clear vision that 'the future is built here,'" said Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg, "We are excited to highlight these future technologies as well as our core product offerings with a unique new exhibit that will be open throughout the show," added the CEO, who together with other senior Boeing executives, will be present at the show.

During the exhibition visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a large 360-degree theater and board next-generation aircraft through virtual and mixed reality devices. The interactive exhibit showcases Boeing's latest family of aircraft and services, and gives visitors a first look at what the company is developing in its second century of aerospace innovation.

Flight and Static Displays

On the airfield, the 737 MAX 7, which is scheduled to enter service in 2019, will make its air show debut with flying displays from July 16-19. Technology advancements allow the MAX 7 to fly 1,000 nautical miles farther and carry more passengers than its predecessor, the 737-700, while having 18 percent lower fuel costs per seat. Boeing's flying display will also include a Biman Bangladesh 787-8 featuring the breakthrough capabilities and innovations that have made the 787 extremely popular with operators and passengers.

Other commercial airplanes on display at the show include an Air Italy 737 MAX 8, a Qatar Airways 777-300ER, CargoLogicAir and Qatar Airways 747-8 Freighters, and a Royal Air Maroc 767 Boeing Converted Freighter, which will be at the Cargo Village from July 16-18. Boeing is also participating in the Cargo Village to showcase its family of freighters and lifecycle commitment through Services.

The U.S. Department of Defense is scheduled to display several Boeing platforms, including the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, the CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, the F-15E Strike Eagle and the C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft.

Highlights of Boeing‘s showcase:

  • New special exhibit will feature Boeing's "The Future Is Built Here" interactive displays

  • 737 MAX 7 and 787 scheduled for flight displays

  • CH-47 Chinook and F-15E Strike Eagle among defense platforms on static display

  • Cargo Village to feature Boeing Global Services exhibit and CargoLogicAir 747-8 Freighter