Boeing ecoDemonstrator program to test new sustainable technologies


  • World
  • Friday, 17 Jun 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Boeing on Thursday unveiled its 2022 ecoDemonstrator with a livery that honors a decade of testing to reduce fuel use, emissions and noise.

The latest ecoDemonstrator, a Boeing-owned 777-200ER, will test about 30 new technologies aimed at improving sustainability and safety for the aerospace industry, including a water conservation system and technologies to improve operational efficiency, the announcement said.

"Boeing is committed to support our customers and enable the commercial aviation industry to meet our shared commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050," said Stan Deal, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO. "The ecoDemonstrator program's rigorous testing of new technologies further enhances the environmental performance of our products and services and is invaluable to continuously improving safety."

For all flight tests, the 777-200ER will fly on the highest approved blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available, according to Boeing.

Since its initial flights in 2012, the Boeing ecoDemonstrator program has accelerated innovation by taking new technologies out of the lab and testing them in an operational environment, the company said, adding that the program has tested about 230 technologies, and approximately a third of tested technologies have progressed onto Boeing's products and services.

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