Tests could lead to design changes, better fuel efficiency
An airplane’s tail is unmistakable: elegant, large and often hulking. But what if reducing its size could lead to more efficient air travel?
A series of tests that concluded last month on the ecoDemonstrator 757 are trying to answer that question.
“That’s the coolest part — there really is potential for this to make a big impact on our products,” said Ed Whalen, a project manager with Boeing Research & Technology. “There could be a significant change to the airplane design due to this technology, and we’re actually demonstrating it.”
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By Theresa Walker, Staff Writer, The Orange County Register
If the Boeing Co. and Bolsa Chica Conservancy were a married couple, they’d be presenting each other with something silver in 2015.
They are marking the 25th anniversary of a partnership that has seen the conservancy benefit from thousands of volunteer hours put in by Boeing employees, along with more than $400,000 in corporate and individual donations.
$250,000 investment to help restore historic Chappelle Auditorium
April 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today a $250,000 grant for Allen University to support the restoration of an historic building on the college’s campus. The investment will go toward the restoration of Chappelle Auditorium, originally built in 1925.
Company’s superior energy conservation programs earns fifth year of recognition.
April 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) leadership in energy conservation and efficiency with an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award.
Boeing is among 13 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year in the Industrial category for sustained excellence to be honored by the EPA during an awards ceremony on April 20 in Washington, D.C. This is the fifth consecutive year Boeing has been recognized by ENERGY STAR.
April 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Boeing Company has received the Washington State Governor’s Energy Award for ‘leading by example’ with its outreach to local communities through conservation, education, and career-inspiring activities.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee presented Boeing representatives with the award during the third annual Washington Industrial Energy Leaders program (WIEL) ceremonies, March 25, in Olympia, Wash.
New technologies include active flow control, bug-phobic wing coatings
SEATTLE, April 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] 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 and Space Administration (NASA) on ecoDemonstrator 757 tests.
Leading industry publication cites fuel-efficient airplanes, ‘collaborative, creative, innovative’ environmental strategy
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Boeing [NYSE: BA] 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 tests new technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions and noise.