Boeing to Highlight Affordable, Low-Risk Solutions at AFA Air & Space Conference

The Boe­ing Com­pa­ny [NYSE: BA], at next week’s U.S. Air Force Asso­ci­a­tion (AFA) Air & Space Con­fer­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy Expo­si­tion, will high­light a range of afford­able, low-risk solu­tions that enable the Air Force to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyber­space. The con­fer­ence takes place Sept. 13–15 at the Gay­lord Nation­al Resort and Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, Nation­al Har­bor, Md.

“Events such as the annu­al AFA con­fer­ence give us the oppor­tu­ni­ty to lis­ten to our val­ued Air Force cus­tomers, gain a bet­ter under­stand­ing of their needs and chal­lenges, and dis­cuss what we can do to deliv­er more capa­ble and afford­able prod­ucts and ser­vices to the warfight­er,” said Jack Cat­ton, Boe­ing Gov­ern­ment Oper­a­tions vice pres­i­dent of Com­bat Air Force Sys­tems. “As a trust­ed indus­try part­ner, Boe­ing is com­mit­ted to keep­ing America’s Air Force capa­ble, rel­e­vant and mission-ready.” 

Some of the solu­tions that Boe­ing will high­light at its exhibits and in its media engage­ments are the New­Gen Tanker; the P‑8 Aer­i­al Ground Sen­sor air­craft; the C‑17 Globe­mas­ter III air­lifter; the Advanced F‑15E fight­er; the Phan­tom Eye and Phan­tom Ray unmanned air­borne sys­tems; the C‑130 Avion­ics Mod­ern­iza­tion Pro­gram and Air Force sup­port and logis­tics ser­vices; cyber­se­cu­ri­ty; and mil­i­tary space pro­grams such as GPS and Wide­band Glob­al SATCOM

Boeing’s exhibits at this year’s AFA con­fer­ence will fea­ture more inter­ac­tiv­i­ty for cus­tomers and oth­er con­fer­ence attendees. 

“The best way to show­case the capa­bil­i­ties of Boeing’s inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts and ser­vices is to offer hands-on, inter­ac­tive expe­ri­ences,” Cat­ton said. “In addi­tion to the New­Gen Tanker and 737 Fam­i­ly of Sys­tems tech­nol­o­gy demon­stra­tion trail­ers and their advanced flight sim­u­la­tors, we’ll offer a sneak pre­view of the upcom­ing 3‑D IMAX film ‘Res­cue.’ This Boe­ing-spon­sored film includes com­pelling C‑17 and CH-47 footage from human­i­tar­i­an relief oper­a­tions around the world.” 

Boeing’s online press kit for AFA, avail­able at, con­tains pro­gram back­grounders, exec­u­tive biogra­phies, access to high-res­o­lu­tion pho­tos, and a live Twit­ter feed of Boe­ing activ­i­ties at the conference. 

The fol­low­ing media brief­ing will be held in Mary­land Brief­ing Room 4 at the Gay­lord Nation­al Resort and Con­ven­tion Center: 

TUESDAY, Sept. 14
1330 — 1430: Fill­ing the U.S. Government’s Satel­lite Capac­i­ty Gap
Jim Simp­son, vice pres­i­dent of Busi­ness Devel­op­ment, Space & Intel­li­gence Sys­tems, and Bill Rein­er, assis­tant direc­tor of Satel­lite Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Cyber Secu­ri­ty for Gov­ern­ment Oper­a­tions, dis­cuss mil­i­tary and com­mer­cial satel­lites, host­ed pay­loads and what Boe­ing is doing to help the U.S. gov­ern­ment fill its satel­lite capac­i­ty needs. 

A unit of The Boe­ing Com­pa­ny, Boe­ing Defense, Space & Secu­ri­ty is one of the world’s largest defense, space and secu­ri­ty busi­ness­es spe­cial­iz­ing in inno­v­a­tive and capa­bil­i­ties-dri­ven cus­tomer solu­tions, and the world’s largest and most ver­sa­tile man­u­fac­tur­er of mil­i­tary air­craft. Head­quar­tered in St. Louis, Boe­ing Defense, Space & Secu­ri­ty is a $34 bil­lion busi­ness with 68,000 employ­ees worldwide. 

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