14 Jul '12, 9am

American Airlines and Boeing Test the Future of Green Aviation

American Airlines and Boeing Test the Future of Green Aviation

If you happen to look up into the skies over Montana in the next few months, you might catch a glimpse of the ecoDemonstrator . This Next-Generation 737-800 is on loan from American Airlines to Boeing , which is modding it out to serve as a test bed for new sustainable aviation technologies including fuel efficiency, noise reduction strategies and sustainable materials. The ecoDemonstrator is just one piece of a larger effort designed to meet growing challenges to the airline industry, especially in the context of global warming. Foremost among these is managing greenhouse emissions in an era of increasing airline passenger travel and air shipping. Development near airports and public health issues represent another set of concerns, as does the need to transition to materials that can be repurposed or recycled when their useful lifespan is over. Green Flight and the Bottom...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/07/boeing-aa-sustainable...

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