Boeing to host centennial exhibition in London during summer 2016
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich to host ‘Above and Beyond’
- Exhibition to span Boeing’s centennial date of July 15, 2016
- Additional centennial activities to feature at 2016 Farnborough Airshow
LONDON, United Kingdom, 13 July 2015 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Evergreen Exhibitions have announced that ‘Above and Beyond’, will feature at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London between May 27, 2016 and August 29, 2016. The exhibition is a groundbreaking exploration of the wonder of flight and the marvels of aerospace innovation, design and technology.
“Our goal with ‘Above and Beyond’ is to inspire the next generation of the global aerospace industry through the wonders of flight, past, present and future,” said Marc Allen, president of Boeing International. “We look forward to welcoming young people from the UK along with their families, schools and community groups to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich to experience the interactive exhibition.”
Boeing will celebrate its centennial in 2016, following the founding of the company by Bill Boeing on July 15, 1916. The centennial date falls during the 2016 Farnborough Airshow and the exhibition will also be in London on the Boeing anniversary day.
“The UK and Boeing have a long and close partnership, dating back more than 75 years,” said Sir Michael Arthur, president of Boeing UK and Ireland. “With such a strong partnership, supporting Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and the UK’s leading airlines since 1938, I am really delighted that we are able to share ‘Above and Beyond’ with the UK. Our community initiatives already support the engagement of many young people with the opportunities that aviation and aerospace can provide. ‘Above and Beyond’ will amplify these efforts many times over. It is an exciting time for Boeing and for our wider aerospace community in the UK.”
The exhibition will be hosted in the Sammy Ofer Wing of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich with high-tech interactive exhibits of the past, present and future of aerospace. ‘Above and Beyond’ is targeted at 7-14 year-olds with the aim of inspiring them to explore further the available opportunities in aerospace and engineering through the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Mike Sarna, Director of Collections and Public Engagement, National Maritime Museum, said: “Greenwich has always been a centre for exploration, both of the oceans and the heavens. ‘Above and Beyond’ maps out the next stages in that journey, as humanity reaches for the stars.”
More details on ‘Above and Beyond’, including high resolution photos and a simulated tour of the exhibit, are available at http://aboveandbeyondexhibition.com/. Further information on Boeing’s activities in the community in the UK is at www.boeing.co.uk/community.
Boeing employs more than 1,800 people across the UK at numerous sites, from Glasgow to Gosport, and the company is experiencing strong organic growth. In 2013 Boeing celebrated 75 years of partnership with the United Kingdom, the Armed Forces, British manufacturing and the air transport industry. Today the UK remains a critically important market, supplier base and a source of some of the world’s most inventive technology partners. Boeing’s expenditure with the UK aerospace industry in 2014 was approximately £1.4 billion ($2.2 billion) and the company’s activities worldwide support more than 60,000 jobs in the UK, in the process enhancing skills, facilitating exports and generating intellectual property.