Flying with U.S.-made green diesel, "energy harvesting" windows, 3D-printed flight deck component made with 787 carbon fiber
June 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Boeing (NYSE: BA) has announced the next phase in ecoDemonstrator 757 testing, including the first flight with U.S.-made "green diesel" and two new environment-related technologies. These developments advance the ecoDemonstrator program's mission to accelerate the testing and use of technologies to improve aviation's environmental performance.
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.”
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.
Testing digital technologies, remote sensors, icephobic wing coatings to reduce fuel use, emissions, noise
SEATTLE, Nov. 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Boeing [NYSE: BA] ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving aviation's environmental performance through every phase of flight.
Soon the skies will be cleaner, thanks to Boeing's ecoDemonstrator, an inaugural flight test program that's already improving airplane performance and bringing environmentally friendly technologies to life sooner.