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Speed, weight and drag are just a few of the concepts Boeing engineers work with every day when designing airplanes. These same principles also apply to golf club designers. So it made a lot of sense when Callaway asked a group of Boeing engineers to collaborate on the design of the company’s newest driver, the… » read more

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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,… » 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… » 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

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Boeing recently released a new video showcasing its ecoDemonstrator, an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 outfitted with advanced experimental equipment to test and measure technology that can reduce aviation’s environmental impact. The video demonstrates how the ecoDemonstrator draws on natural features in constructing the wing and the variable fan nozzle. EcoDemonstrator program manager David Akiyama highlighted… » read more

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Why Aviation Matters

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/1kEiKDa5WHo” width=”455″ height=”325″ wmode=”transparent” /] Have a look at this video of a recent reception on technology in the aviation industry with perspectives from Boeing, General Electric, Honeywell and the Association of European Airlines.

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We are excited to launch this new initiative in form of The Aviation blog with EurActiv aiming to provide a digital platform for dialogue on aviation matters. We believe that together we can and should promote, define and support a new comprehensive aviation policy framework for Europe that by balancing sustainability with growth and safety… » read more

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