Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Boeing to Highlight Commitment to Customer Readiness at Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition

Boeing to Highlight Commitment to Customer Readiness at Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition
April 28, 2010

ST. LOUIS, -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will spotlight a wide array of existing and emerging technologies in support of customer readiness at the 2010 Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition. This year's event takes place May 3-5 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

"Boeing's existing products and solutions are supporting the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine as they undertake missions around the world, at sea and on land," said Matt Moffit, Boeing vice president, Navy/Marine Corps Programs. "As we continue to deliver on these programs, we also are investing in innovative technologies in order to deliver the capabilities that warfighters will require in the future."

Company executives and customers will provide the media with updates on programs including P-8A Poseidon, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler, V-22 Osprey, and Ship to Shore Connector in briefings and interviews. The Boeing exhibit also will feature the company's most-advanced unmanned aerial vehicles, precision weapons, and information-transfer systems.

Boeing's online press kit at will be updated throughout the show with presentations from the briefings and schedule changes, if any. The site also contains program backgrounders, executive biographies and a link to high-resolution photos.

Note: All briefing times are local to Maryland (Eastern time).

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Chesapeake E

1115-1150: P-8A Poseidon
Boeing P-8A Deputy Program Manager Jay Sutorius and a Navy representative provide an update on the P-8A Poseidon flight-test program and manufacturing schedule.

1330-1415: Super Hornet and Growler (customer briefing)
U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Darrah, F/A-18 and EA-18 program manager, PMA-265, discusses both the Boeing-built F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which has been combat-deployed since 2002, and the EA-18G Growler, which recently entered full-rate production.

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor 11

1340-1430: V-22 Osprey
Bell Boeing Vice President Gene Cunningham and Marine Col. Greg Masiello, V-22 program manager, PMA-275, provide a program update and discuss the V-22 Osprey's performance in recent combat and humanitarian deployments.

1500-1550: Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) (prime contractor briefing)
Marinette Marine Corp. President and CEO Richard McCreary and Vice President, Government Programs, Terrance Etnyre outline the progress of their effort to capture the Navy SSC program to replace the Landing Craft Air Cushion. Marinette Marine and Boeing announced their teaming agreement at Navy League in 2009.

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