Next-Generation 737

Andrey Martirosov (left), UTair CEO, and Marty Bentrott, Boeing vice president of Sales for Russia, Central Asia and Middle East, celebrate an agreement for the airline to purchase 40 Next-Generation 737 planes.

Boeing airplanes, innovation and technology shine in Paris

Boeing’s new aircraft and innovative technologies attracted thousands of visitors during this week’s Paris Air Show, with the  international debut of the 747-8 Intercontinental and 747-8 Freighter as well as another crowd-pleasing appearance by the 787 Dreamliner.

In fact, the 747-8 Freighter made history, flying the world’s first commercial jet transatlantic crossing powered by biofuels. The plane reached the Le Bourget show site with all four engines using a blend containing 15 percent camelina-based biofuel.

“The excitement and enthusiasm for the products and technologies we showcased at the show have validated our belief in the strength of what is the world’s newest and most innovative family of commercial airplanes,” said Charlie Miller, Boeing vice president, International Communications.

“The excitement and enthusiasm for the products and technologies we showcased at the show have validated our belief in the strength of what is the world’s newest and most innovative family of commercial airplanes,” said Charlie Miller, Boeing vice president, International Communications. “We also highlighted the breadth and depth of our defense business and we met with literally thousands of our key customers, partners and suppliers.”

Boeing’s environmental commitment was also shown by its agreement with American Airlines, announced at the show, that the airline will be the launch partner for the ecoDemonstrator Program, a Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft that will be used to flight test emerging technologies and accelerate their market readiness.

The commercial market’s continuing recovery was evident by airline and leasing companies announcing orders and commitments for 142 airplanes across the Boeing family - Next-Generation 737, 767, 777, 787 and the 747-8. Combined, the orders and commitments are valued at more than $22 billion.

Other Boeing highlights included the presence of an Air Berlin 737-700 with the new Boeing Sky Interior; a Qatar Airways 777-200LR, the world’s longest-range passenger jetliner; a C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter; an F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role fighter jet, and a CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter.