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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

Why aviation matters

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With Boeing’s support, the Euractiv Institute recently held a forum at the European Parliament on why aviation matters in order to draw the attention of EU policy-makers to aviation’s contribution to economic growth and the need for the appropriate policy framework in support of the aviation sector. The event attracted a broad range of stakeholders, including airline… » read more

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Boeing’s specially outfitted 787 ecoDemonstrator flight test aircraft has completed its first flight using “green diesel,” a sustainable biofuel blended 15 per cent with 85 per cent conventional petroleum. Green diesel is made from vegetable oil, cooking oil waste and animal fat waste, which eliminate indirect land-use consequences associated with biofuels made from feedstocks. The fuel… » read more

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Boeing has launched a new round of tests with its specially outfitted B-787 ecoDemonstrator, employing it to test more than two dozen technologies to improve the aircraft’s environmental performance. The tests will evaluate software to improve the plane’s operational efficiencies, remote sensors that cut down on wiring, improvements in flight controls and special anti-icing wing… » read more