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As part of the Boeing Company’s efforts to reduce aviation’s environmental impact through the lifecycle of airplanes, the ecoDemonstrator 757 is now in the initial stages of being dismantled and recycled in an environmentally responsible way. When the airplane wrapped up its flight testing earlier this month, it made one last flight to Moses Lake, Wash. That’s… » read more

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Component Services, part of Boeing GoldCare, reduces cost, increases efficiency   Boeing has signed a contract with British Airways to provide Component Services for its 787 Dreamliner fleet. Under the 12-year agreement, Boeing will supply British Airways 787s with a carefully selected pool of high-value parts, enabling the airline to reduce its inventory management costs while… » read more

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Boeing projects a demand for nearly 1.2 million new pilots and technicians over the next 20 years, with the strongest growth expected in the Asia Pacific region. Boeing released its new Pilot and Technician Outlook on July 20th, showing continued strong demand for commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians as the world’s airlines add 38,000… » read more

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Environmental flight tests expand cooperation between U.S., Brazilian manufacturers Boeing and Embraer S.A. today announced that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation’s environmental performance. This expands ongoing cooperation between two of the world’s largest airplane manufacturers. Frederico Curado, president and CEO of… » read more

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More spacious, modern interiors New technologies that drive additional fuel efficiencies Advanced materials that save weight Boeing outlined at Le Bourget in France a variety of leading-edge technologies with the potential to make the flying experience more comfortable and exciting, as well as making airplanes more economical and efficient. Boeing presented an overview of its research and… » read more

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There is a lot of work taking place throughout the aviation industry to reduce the level of CO2 emissions associated with its operations. This work takes many forms, including the continuous implementation of new technologies, operational efficiencies and green infrastructure projects. One aspect, however, which perhaps doesn’t get as much attention, is the ongoing international… » read more

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Collaboration with TUI Group, NASA to reduce fuel use, carbon emissions New technologies include active flow control, bug-phobic wing coatings   Boeing has begun several months of flights with its ecoDemonstrator 757 to evaluate new technologies to improve commercial aviation’s efficiency, reduce noise and carbon emissions. Boeing is collaborating with TUI Group and the National Aeronautics… » read more

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Boeing was named “Eco-Company of the Year” by Air Transport World (ATW) at the trade publication’s 41st Annual Industry Achievement Awards. ATW editors credited Boeing for “ever-more fuel and emissions-efficient aircraft” such as the 787 Dreamliner, 737 MAX and 777X, the company’s global effort to develop sustainable aviation biofuels and the Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program, which… » read more

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Boeing and Brazilian aerospace firm Embraer announced the opening of a joint centre for sustainable biofuel research in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. Through this centre, the companies will coordinate and jointly fund research at Brazilian universities and other institutions, with a special focus on how to develop a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. The… » read more