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Boeing is flying the newest and largest members of its 737 MAX and 777X Airplane families at the Farnborough International Airshow and presenting new tools in the push toward more sustainable and autonomous flight.

The 737-10, making its international debut, is joining the 777-9 in daily flying and static displays. The airplanes flew to the show on a blend of sustainable aviation fuel, which Boeing sees as a major lever for further reducing carbon emissions. The company will also unveil a modeling tool that will provide actionable insights on strategies the aviation industry can use to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Another decarbonization strategy is electric propulsion and Boeing’s joint venture Wisk Aero will make the European debut of its all-electric vertical-takeoff-landing (eVTOL) air taxi. The “Cora” development vehicle is pilotless, helping to advance autonomous capabilities in aviation. Boeing will highlight other capabilities at the show, including its MQ-25 uncrewed aerial refueler and Airpower Teaming System (ATS).

“In the four years since the last Farnborough Airshow, the world has seen the critical social and economic role that aerospace and defense plays. We are excited to reconnect with our colleagues at Farnborough as we address together the need for a more sustainable future and take concrete steps to enable innovation and clean technology,” said Sir Michael Arthur, president of Boeing International. “We look forward to sharing the progress we are making.”

The 737-10, the largest member of the 737 MAX family, promises operators more capacity, greater fuel efficiency, and the best per-seat economics of any single-isle airplane. The 737 MAX family, which has received more than 3,300 net orders, leverages advanced aerodynamic design and highly efficient engines to reduce fuel use and emissions 20% and the noise footprint 50% compared to airplanes they replace.

The 777-9, using advanced technologies from the 787 Dreamliner family, offers 10% better fuel use, emissions, and operating costs than the competition. The 777X family has more than 340 orders from leading operators around the world.

Boeing’s exhibit is highlighting its military helicopters, including the CH-47 Chinook and AH-64 Apache, and mobility and surveillance aircraft such as the P-8A Poseidon, E-7 Wedgetail, and KC-46A Pegasus.

Boeing also will display some of its newest, most digitally advanced programs, including the T-7A Red Hawk trainer and ATS.

Boeing will highlight its customer-centric services business that is focused on keeping the world’s fleet flying safely, efficiently, and sustainably by pairing OEM expertise with data-driven innovation. This includes showcasing parts, modifications, digital, sustainment, and training solutions offerings, as well as an expansive global supply chain, maintenance, and logistics network.

Boeing will present its vision for a sustainable aerospace future that is grounded in collaboration, technical research, data, and extensive testing of technologies including sustainable aviation fuel, hydrogen, and electric power.

Boeing released its 2022 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) on July 16. The annual forecast builds on 60 years of analysis and insights into airline strategies, passenger demand, and economic data, and is among the most accurate forecasts in aviation.

See boeing.com/Farnborough for information about these and other activities. The Boeing exhibit – Exhibit #A-U01, U23 – features an immersive theater display and the company’s aerospace and defense capabilities across the lifecycle.

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