Boeing Launches New Commercial Airplane; Highlights Innovation, Efficiency and Partnerships at 2013 Paris Air Show

martes, 25 de junio de 2013

LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) enjoyed a strong and productive Paris Air Show launching its newest model, the 787-10 Dreamliner, announcing important commercial airplane orders and strengthening alliances and relationships with customers and partners around the world.

"The 50th Paris Air Show has been important for Boeing with a number of historic milestones," said Charlie Miller, Vice President of International Communications. "Our airline customers have strongly endorsed Boeing's innovative family of commercial airplanes with outstanding orders and the launch of our latest 787 Dreamliner model."

"The excitement and enthusiasm among customers, partners and suppliers for the products and technologies Boeing showcased across the commercial and defense businesses validated our commitment to innovation and customer focus," said Miller.

Boeing highlighted its family of efficient commercial airplanes in both the single and twin-aisle market segments. The 787-10 Dreamliner was launched with 102 orders and commitments from five customers, including Air Lease Corporation (30), GE Capital Aviation Services (10), International Airlines Group / British Airways (12), Singapore Airlines (30) and United Airlines (20).

The new 787-10 covers more than 90 percent of the world's twin-aisle routes with seating for 300-330 passengers. Design of the 787-10 has already started at Boeing and international partners will be involved in detailed design in the months ahead, with first delivery targeted for 2018.

The innovative 787-8 Dreamliner in Air India livery flew for the first time at the Paris Air Show, and the Qatar Airways 787 on static display attracted hundreds of customers, partners, government officials and news media. The ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system, produced by Boeing subsidiary Insitu, was part of the U.S. Corral display throughout the show.

Over the past week, customers have demonstrated their strong confidence in the full family of Boeing commercial products – the Next-Generation 737, 737 MAX, 787, 777 and 747-8, announcing orders and commitments for 442 Boeing airplanes, valued at more than $66 billion. Additional orders for 20 Next-Generation 737s and 20 737 MAX airplanes from unidentified customer(s) were posted on theOrders & Deliveries website today. The number of Boeing net orders for 2013 currently stands at 692.

Boeing announced during the show key partnerships with Embraer on the sales and marketing of Embraer's KC-390 medium-size transport, and with Sikorsky on a joint venture to compete for sustainment services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' s rotorcraft fleet. The U.S. Marine Corps V-22 Program Manager reported that operational success of the Bell-Boeing tilt-rotor played a key role in the recent award of a $6.5 billion multi-year contract for 99 aircraft. Boeing also announced that work has begun at Le Bourget on a $354 million Mid-Life Upgrade contract with Air France Industries to upgrade four French E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft.

Customer announcements this week
Quantity and Model
Approx. List Price Value
(60) 737 MAX
$6.1 billion
(4) 737 MAX
$400 million
(10) 787-10
$2.9 billion
(2) 777-300ER
(7) 777-300ER
$2.8 billion
Firm order (2)Commitment(7)
(30) 787-10
(3) 787-9
$9.4 billion
(12) 787-10
$3.5 billion
(30) 787-10
$8.7 billion
Firm order
(20) 787-10
$5.8 billion
Firm order
(5) 747-8 Intercontinental
(6) 777-300ER
$3.6 billion
(30) 737 MAX 8
$3.0 billion
Firm order
(175) 737-800
$15.6 billion
Firm order
(5) 737-900ER
$473 million
Firm order
(3) 737 MAX 8
$301 million
(20) 737
(20) 737 MAX
$3.8 billion
Firm order
First announced by customer on May 31
** Subject to shareholder approval


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  • New software to help reduce lead time in aircraft design processes by up to 10%

Airbus is using new software to help engineers in their numerical analyses activities to reduce design lead time and cost of complex engineering projects. Deployment of this software, called MACROS, is being accelerated throughout Airbus. The tool will be used in various areas of the aircraft development and has successfully demonstrated lead time reductions of Airbus engineering activities.

MACROS was developed by DATADVANCE, a joint venture company between EADS and Russian partners. Together with the Russian Academy of Science they have been able to bring this high level of applied mathematics technology for numerical problem solving optimization and data analysis into a software compatible with industrial processes.

Charles Champion, EVP Head of Engineering said: “Numerical models are already used in all areas of engineering. Surrogate modeling and optimization are must-have in the set of numerical tools accessible to our engineers to build tomorrow’s aircraft, and until now they were restricted to a limited number of specialists. This software offers for the first time the ability to deploy these technologies at large scale and in a large variety of domains, for the benefit of our current and future aircraft.”

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Airbus books almost US$70 billion at Paris Air Show 2013

  • 466 Airbus aircraft orders & commitments across all product families;
  • A320neo Family retains 60 percent market share;
  • A350 XWB, A330 and A380 all continue to outsell the competition.

At the 2013 Paris Air Show, Airbus won US$68.7 billion worth of business for a total of 466 aircraft, which shows the resilience of the commercial aviation industry. The deals comprise Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for 225 aircraft worth US$29.4 billion and firm purchase orders for 241 aircraft worth US$39.3 billion.

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John Leahy, Airbus’s Chief Operating Officer, Customers said: “The dramatic rainfall and thunder storms at Le Bourget this year didn’t dampen our order intake.” He added: “Our A350 XWB has been out-selling the 787 by better than 2- to-1 over the last five years. In addition our A320neo Family retains a 60 percent market share lead. That’s a ‘corner’ I want to stay boxed into.”


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