Boeing’s F-15QA advanced fighter jet and 777-9 to fly at Dubai Airshow

Qatar Emiri Air Force F-15QA flight display Dubai Airshow

One of the sponsors of Dubai Airshow 2023, Boeing, has confirmed the planes and jets that will be on display. over the five-day aerospace festival.  

The Dubai Airshow opens on November 13, 2023, with a host of aviation and defense companies taking part in one of the most eagerly anticipated flight festivals in the world.  

On November 6, 2023, Boeing confirmed that its F-15QA fighter jet used by the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) will demonstrate for the first time at an air show. Boeing’s new widebody 777-9 aircraft will also take to the skies for flight displays.  

As a strategic sponsor of the airshow’s Aerospace 2050 conference, Boeing will highlight its commitment and actions towards a more sustainable aerospace future and support of the aviation industry’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050. 

“We’re proud to again join the Dubai Airshow and share some of our most advanced products and services with customers, suppliers, partners and aviation enthusiasts attending from around the globe,” Dr. Brendan Nelson AO, president of Boeing Global, said. “We will also focus on our investments in technology and other actions to reduce industry emissions ahead of the U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 28) in Dubai.” 

The 777-9 will perform in a flight display and also be available to see at its festival home between November 13 and 15.  

The 777-9 is based on the twin-aisle 777 family with advanced technologies taken from the 787 Dreamliner. The jet can seat 426 passengers with a range of 7,295 nautical miles. 

The 787-9 Dreamliners from Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, an Emirates Airlines 777-300ER, a SAUDIA 787-10 Dreamliner and an Air India Express 737 MAX will all be on display too. 

Riyadh Air, Saudi Arabia’s newest carrier, will display a Boeing-owned 787-9 in its new indigo livery, inspired by the colors of the sky at dusk. 

Along with the F-15QA fighter jet aerial demonstration, the F-15E, KC-46A Pegasus, P-8A Poseidon, AH-64 Apache and CH-47F Chinook will be on static display. 

Boeing will also feature the T-7A Red Hawk Advanced Pilot Training System simulator, giving visitors a glimpse into the revolutionary ground-based training system, connecting simulators to real training jets. 

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