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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Boeing and Embraer to Collaborate on ecoDemonstrator

Juliet Van Wagenen

Embraer and Boeing officials sign agreement to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator.
Frederico Curado, president & CEO of Embraer, and Marc Allen, president of Boeing International, signing the collaborative agreement at the Brazil-U.S. Business Summit in Washington, D.C. Photo: Boeing

[Avionics Today 07-01-2015] Boeing and Embraer intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance.

Boeing launched its ecoDemonstrator Program in 2011 to accelerate testing and use of new technologies that can reduce fuel use, carbon emissions and noise. The company has so far tested more than 50 technologies with a Next-Generation 737-800, 787 Dreamliner and, currently, a 757. Through their collaboration, Boeing and Embraer are planning to conduct ecoDemonstrator tests with an Embraer airplane in 2016.

"Industry leadership in today's world requires creative and global collaborations that ignite progress on hard problems faster than ever," said Marc Allen, president of Boeing International. "Working together in this exciting new way, our companies will speed progress to improve aviation's efficiency and reduce environmental impact."

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