Boeing, Etihad Airways conclude testing on 2020 ecoDemonstrator programme

SourceZawya
SectorTransport
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

Boeing and Etihad Airways concluded testing on the aerospace company's 2020 ecoDemonstrator programme last week with a cross-country flight using a 50/50 blend of sustainable and traditional jet fuel.Flying from Seattle to Boeing's manufacturing site in South Carolina, Etihad's newest 787-10 Dreamliner used the maximum sustainable fuel blend permitted for commercial aviation. The transcontinental flight also demonstrated a new way for pilots, air traffic controllers and airline operations centers to communicate simultaneously and optimize routing.Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Aviation Group's chief operating officer, said: "Together with Boeing and the national airline's sustainable aviation fuel partners World Energy and EPIC, Etihad used 50,000 gallons of a 50/50 blend of sustainable aviation fuel on the final flight of our ecoDemonstrator 787-10 flight tests. This is a monumental step forward for the sector ...read more...