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Introducing the Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program

ecoDemonstrator Overview

Boeing's ecoDemonstrator program accelerates innovation by taking promising technologies out of the lab and testing them in the air to solve real-world challenges for airlines, passengers and the environment. A different airplane is used each year as a flying test bed to evaluate projects that improve the entire aviation ecosystem. Projects range from technologies that enhance safety and reduce fuel use, emissions and noise... to cabin amenities that make flying more enjoyable for passengers... to features such as smart galleys, seats and lavatories that increase airline reliability and the efficiency of their fleets and crews.

Collaboration with industry partners is foundational to the ecoDemonstrator program to support the constant evolution of new ideas and advance aviation. Key partners on the 2019 program include Collins Aerospace, DLR German Aerospace Center, Embraer, Fraport AG (Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide), Honeywell, Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (the German civil aviation authority LBA), NASA, Ophir Corp. and Universal Avionics.

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About the ecoDemonstrator program

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ecoDemonstrator Feature Stories

Boeing Takes New Technologies Out of the Lab and Onto ecoDemonstrator Flying Test Bed

Boeing Takes New Technologies Out of the Lab and Onto ecoDemonstrator Flying Test Bed

July 1, 2019 in Environment

Program to test innovations to enhance safety, sustainability and the passenger experience.

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Boeing, FedEx Express to Collaborate on ecoDemonstrator Testing

Boeing, FedEx Express to Collaborate on ecoDemonstrator Testing

July 6, 2017 in Environment

Fifth generation of ecoDemonstrator features two industry leaders working together and flight testing aboard a 777 Freighter.

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Boeing, Embraer Unveil Newest ecoDemonstrator Aircraft

Boeing, Embraer Unveil Newest ecoDemonstrator Aircraft

July 7, 2016 in Environment

E170 airplane to test technologies to boost fuel efficiency, cut carbon emissions. First non-Boeing airplane used in ecoDemonstrator program will be powered by Brazil-based biofuel.

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Boeing, Embraer to Collaborate on ecoDemonstrator Technology Tests

Boeing, Embraer to Collaborate on ecoDemonstrator Technology Tests

June 30, 2015 in Environment

Environmental flight tests expand cooperation between U.S., Brazilian manufacturers.

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 Expands Testing to Improve Aviation's Environmental Performance

Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 Expands Testing to Improve Aviation's Environmental Performance

June 19, 2015 in Environment

Flying with U.S.-made green diesel, "energy harvesting" windows, 3D-printed flight deck component made with 787 carbon fiber.

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 Flight Tests Focus on Aerodynamic Efficiency

Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 Flight Tests Focus on Aerodynamic Efficiency

March 18, 2015 in Environment

Collaboration with TUI Group, NASA to reduce fuel use, carbon emissions. New technologies include active flow control, bug-phobic wing coatings.

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Boeing Named 'Eco-Company of the Year' by Air Transport World

Boeing Named 'Eco-Company of the Year' by Air Transport World

February 26, 2015 in Environment

Leading industry publication cites fuel-efficient airplanes, ‘collaborative, creative, innovative’ environmental strategy.

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Boeing Conducts World's First Flight with 'Green Diesel' as Aviation Biofuel

Boeing Conducts World's First Flight with 'Green Diesel' as Aviation Biofuel

December 3, 2014 in Environment

ecoDemonstrator 787 flies on sustainable fuel made from vegetable oil, waste animal fat. Testing supports industry efforts to approve widely available biofuel for aviation.

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 Tests Innovations for More Efficient Air Travel

Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 Tests Innovations for More Efficient Air Travel

November 17, 2014 in Environment

Testing digital technologies, remote sensors, icephobic wing coatings to reduce fuel use, emissions, noise.

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Boeing, American Airlines, FAA collaborate on 737 ecoDemonstrator Airplane

Boeing, American Airlines, FAA collaborate on 737 ecoDemonstrator Airplane

September 18, 2012 in Environment

Testbed jet to advance progressive environmental technology.

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Boeing, American Airlines 737-800 ecoDemonstrator Airplane Prepares for Flight Test Program

Boeing, American Airlines 737-800 ecoDemonstrator Airplane Prepares for Flight Test Program

July 10, 2012 in Environment

The airplane, known as the ecoDemonstrator, is being outfitted with advanced technologies and test equipment before it begins a month of intense flight testing in Montana.

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Boeing Unveils Plans for Advanced ecoDemonstrator Program

Boeing Unveils Plans for Advanced ecoDemonstrator Program

July 12, 2012 in Environment

Collaborative effort to help accelerate environmental technologies for aviation.

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