As part of the 38-year-old "ecoDemonstrator" program, Boeing will install experimental technology on a FedEx 777F to test propulsion advancements and flight-deck innovations.
The ecoDemonstrator program converts aircraft into flying aeronautics laboratories, designed to improve the environmental performance and safety of future airplanes.
“The ecoDemonstrator program is focused on harvesting exciting new technologies that will benefit our airline customers, the flying public and the environment,” explained Mike Sinnett, vice president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Product Development.
This latest round of testing will study the effectiveness of Boeing’s compact thrust reverser, which is designed to save fuel. The program will also test flight-deck systems that can streamline operations into and out of busy airports, and prototypes of airplane parts that reduce material waste.
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