Much of our airplane development work—be it weight reduction or advanced aerodynamics—is focused on fuel efficiency. In fact, more than 75 percent of Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ research and development (R&D) effectively contributes to improving the environmental performance of our products. Fuel efficiency continues to be a core focus of our R&D efforts—lowering fuel use lowers CO2 emissions. We are also striving to make our airplanes quieter in the community as well as inside the cabin. And we continue to explore far-reaching projects such as low-carbon alternative fuels for aviation use.
We have also developed alternative materials and processes for manufacturing and maintenance.