Boeing to Debut 777X, Loyal Wingman UAV at Dubai Airshow

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  • 06:11 AM, November 4, 2021
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Boeing to Debut 777X, Loyal Wingman UAV at Dubai Airshow
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Boeing’s newest fuel-efficient widebody jet, the 777X, will make its international debut at Dubai Airshow 2021 along with the Loyal Wingman (Airpower Teaming System) unmanned aerial vehicle.

During the event, a Boeing 777-9 flight-test airplane will soar in the airshow's flying program and appear in the static display. The company claims that the 777-9 will be the world's largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, delivering 10% better fuel use, emissions and operating costs than the competition.

The company’s static display will also feature the 2021 Boeing ecoDemonstrator, an Alaska Airlines 737-9 that is flight testing about 20 technologies to reduce fuel use, emissions and noise and further improve safety.

In addition, Etihad Airways will display a 787-10 Dreamliner that showcases the airline's collaboration with Boeing to advance sustainable aviation. Etihad's program researches and tests innovative technologies, products and practices on its fleet of 787s and within its operations to further reduce carbon emissions. Also on display, flydubai – the region's largest 737 operator – will feature a 737 MAX 9 that reduces fuel use and CO2 by 14% compared to its predecessors.

Boeing's exhibit in Dubai will highlight defense products including the F-15EX Eagle II fighter jet and T-7A Advanced Pilot Training System, as well as its Autonomous Systems portfolio, including the Boeing Airpower Teaming System and the Insitu Integrator ER and ScanEagle unmanned systems.

Global defense customers are expected to display several operational Boeing aircraft, including the MV-22 Osprey, KC-46A Pegasus, P-8A Poseidon, C-17 Globemaster III, AH-64 Apache and CH-47F Chinook.

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