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ecoDemonstrator Takes Flight

Boeing experiments with eco-friendly equipment of tomorrow

Boeing and American Airlines are partnering on the “ecoDemonstrator” to study what could be the future of environmentally friendly airplanes.

Outfitted with a variety of advanced experimental equipment, “the ecoDemonstrator is part of a multi-faceted approach that Boeing is taking to achieve these environmental goals,” said John Tracy, Boeing chief technology officer. “I am proud of the leadership role that Boeing is playing in advancing the science of aerospace and demonstrating the value of these technologies to our airline customers, the flying public, and to society at large.”

American Airlines is loaning a new Next-Generation 737-800 to Boeing to serve as the test-bed for these advanced technologies. The flight testing completed in Glasgow allowed Boeing engineers to gather volumes of data about the viability of each technology. After testing is complete, the airplane will be returned to standard configuration and delivered to American later this year.