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. Boeing is partnering with Etihad Airways on the 2020 program and is using one the airline’s new 787-10 Dreamliners to test projects that can reduce emissions and noise. This collaboration builds on a strategic sustainability alliance Boeing and Etihad formed in the fall of 2019.
Other key partners on the 2020 program include NASA and Safran Landing Systems.