Boeing showcases its line-up at Saudi fest
Riyadh, February 12, 2014
Boeing is showcasing its broad lineup of defense and commercial products and services at the annual Janadriyah Festival in Riyadh starting today (February 12).
The products also include some designed to meet the needs of customers in the kingdom, said a statement.
The 29th edition of the festival, which draws more than seven million visitors every year, will run till February 28, it said.
The Boeing pavilion includes the heavy lift helicopter Chinook CH-47, the tilt rotor aircraft MV-22, the C-17 Globemaster III airlifter, and F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft.
An F-15E Strike Eagle simulator is also be available to allow visitors to experience the aircraft’s range, speed and performance of what is considered to be the most capable multirole strike fighter.
It is also showcasing models of the recently launched 777X passenger airliner and the 787 Dreamliner, allowing visitors to get a firsthand look at the new plane’s design and specifications.
Ahmed Jazzar, president, Boeing in Saudi Arabia, said: “The relationship between Boeing and Saudi Arabia began nearly 70 years ago, and it is natural for us to join and support the local community in its celebration of the kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.
“Throughout our long history in the kingdom, we have worked together with our partners to create positive change in the communities in which we operate, and today we are pleased to celebrate with those communities while also showcasing some of Boeing’s most innovative products.”
The festival, which is organised by the Saudi Arabian National Guard, will also include camel racing, local music, traditional dance performances and local food tastings. - TradeArabia News Service