Real-time wind data to conserve fuel for airline and increase operational efficiency
SEATTLE, Feb. 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Qatar Airways today announced a five-year agreement to provide Boeing Wind Updates services for the airline to maximize in-flight operational efficiency. Boeing Wind Updates provides customized, real-time wind and temperature information to aircraft. This data allows for more efficient trajectory prediction during pre-flight operations and continuous optimization in-flight by providing tailored wind information for flight crews and the aircraft flight management system.
Airline's 19th flight is most of any carrier involved in Boeing's Humanitarian Delivery Flight program
EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Ethiopian Airlines have partnered with two Puget Sound-based non-profit organizations, Seattle Alliance Outreach and Evangelical Africa Mission Outreach, to transport 7,300 pounds (3,311 kilograms) of medical and educational supplies to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on a newly delivered 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplane.
Boeing & NMSI name Aberdeen High School as NMSI School of the Year
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Boeing is proud to give the students at Aberdeen High School a head start in STEM-related careers through our partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI). According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the creation of jobs that require a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) background will grow by 17 percent over the next 10 years. These jobs will outpace general job creation, which will only grow at a rate of 9.8 percent.
Innovation will make biofuel production more efficient for aviation, vehicles
ABU DHABI, January 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Boeing [NYSE:BA] and research partners in the United Arab Emirates have made breakthroughs in sustainable aviation biofuel development, finding that desert plants fed by seawater will produce biofuel more efficiently than other well-known feedstocks. The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), affiliated with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, will test these findings in a project that could support biofuel crop production in arid countries, such as the U.A.E.
With the improvement, 747-8 customers will use roughly 30 less semi-sized trucks of fuel per airplane per year,
EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today delivered the first 747-8 with performance-improved GEnx-2B engines as part of the airplane's Performance Improvement Package (PIP.) A Cathay Pacific Airways 747-8 Freighter was the first 747 to deliver with the PIP engines.
Grants support ongoing engagement, innovation in education, arts and culture, civic, environment and health and human services
CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2013 /3BL Media / -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] will make five $50,000 grants to Chicago-area leaders as part of its annual Game Changer Awards, which recognize individuals who have created innovative programs and initiatives to benefit Chicago communities. The grants will fund each organization's ongoing work.
December 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) has launched an initiative with the help of The Boeing Company to support small farmers in Southeast Asia by expanding their opportunities to grow feedstocks that produce sustainable fuels. More than 60 participants from 15 countries attended a three-day South-East Asian workshop on "Sustainable Biomaterials for Better Livelihoods" that participants said successfully met local and global objectives.