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.