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.
On Friday, November 22, Greater Atlantic City Chamber Board of Directors had the exclusive opportunity to tour the airplane with members of the CLEEN Program (Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise) and hear from Boeing representatives about the ecoDemonstrator program and some of the 50 technology projects being tested this year. Almost 200 people participated in the event.
It was our opportunity to engage with these business leaders, welcome them to our home, and discuss the advantages of bringing their business here.
We thank all of our partners in putting this event together. The Atlantic City Airport was a wonderful host. Our event sponsors Comcast, Atlantic City Electric, and South Jersey Industries made it all possible.
You can learn more about the day by reading the following two articles:
The Press of Atlantic City: ecoDemonstrator caps off week of sustainable aviation at ACY