Boeing will fly the newest and largest members of its 737 MAX and 777X aeroplane families at the Farnborough International Airshow next week and present new tools in the push toward more sustainable and autonomous flight.
The 737-10, making its international debut, will join the 777-9 in the daily flying and static display. The aeroplanes will fly to the show on a blend of sustainable aviation fuel, which Boeing sees as a major lever for further reducing carbon emissions.
The company also will unveil a modelling tool that will provide actionable insights on strategies the aviation industry can use to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Another decarbonisation 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. B
Uncrewed aerial refueler
Boeing will highlight other autonomous 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 defence 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.”