August 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will flight-test Long-range Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology next year. This remote-sensing technology could help commercial airplane pilots better detect and avoid weather disturbances to improve flight safety.
**This is the 11th article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**
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A conversation with Boeing's Doug Christensen and Antonini Puppin-Macedo, and Embraer's Luiz Nerosky
**This is the ninth article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**
Boeing began the ecoDemonstrator program to speed up development of new technologies that enhance safety and reduce fuel use, emissions and noise. The program has tested 60 technologies in the past five years on a variety of aircraft.
First non-Boeing airplane used in ecoDemonstrator program will be powered by Brazil-based biofuel
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Embraer S.A. [BM&F Bovespa: EMBR3, NYSE: ERJ] unveiled the next phase of the Boeing ecoDemonstrator program today. The program expands Boeing and Embraer's cooperation agreement and will test technologies to improve airplane environmental performance and accelerate their introduction into the marketplace.
An Embraer E170 will serve as the flying testbed and will feature advanced environmental technologies that will undergo operational testing in Brazil during August and September.
ecoDemonstrator program checks out innovative ideas
Developing new technology that will make Boeing aircraft cleaner, quieter and more efficient requires the kind of innovative thinking supported by programs like the ecoDemonstrator and engineer Jennifer Holder.
“The ecoDemonstrator helps make innovative ideas a reality by creating a unique environment where new technology can be tested and validated,” said Holder, ecoDemonstrator test platform manager. “We enable the innovation itself.”
Environmental flight tests expand cooperation between U.S., Brazilian manufacturers
July 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Embraer S.A. (BM&F Bovespa: EMBR3, NYSE: ERJ) have 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.