Boeing will bring for the first time its two new jetliners, the 737 MAX 10 and 777-9, to the Farnborough Airshow in the UK, the company announced.
The two aircraft are the largest versions of their families, but they also represent one of the biggest headaches for the US manufacturer, due to delays in its certification programs.
The 777-9, part of the 777X family, was supposed to enter service in 2021, but Boeing now predicts that it won’t be until 2025. Capable of carrying 426 passengers in two classes, the new widebody is the largest of its kind equipped with two engines and is eagerly awaited by its customers, including Lufthansa and Emirates.
The 737 MAX 10 is expected to be ready for commercial operation in 2023, although the company is even threatening to cancel it if the US Congress does not waive the model to comply with a new certification law that will take effect later this year.
In addition to the two commercial jets, Boeing also confirmed the presence of well-known military aircraft such as the P-8A Poseidon, E-7 Wedgetail and KC-46A Pegasus, the first two derivatives of the 737 and the second, based on the 767 widebody.
Also present will be the CH-47 Chinook helicopters, recently selected by Germany, and the AH-64 Apache.
A missed one will be the T-7A Red Hawk supersonic trainer, which will replace the T-38 Talon in the US Air Force. The Farnborough Airshow will take place between the 18th and 22nd of July.