The Embraer E170 is a narrowbody twinengine jet for regional and mediumrange commercial aircraft service During testing scheduled in August and September in Brazil and E170 will be used by Boeing and Embraer to test several new aircraft design technologies

Boeing, Embraer Starting New Phase of Eco-Jet Test Flights

July 21, 2016
Boeing and Embraer will use an E170 narrow-body jet as a flying tested to evaluate several advanced environmentally focuses technologies, in operational tests during August and September in Brazil.

Jet-builders Boeing Commercial Airplanes (Boeing Corp IW500/9) and Embraer S.A. have introduced a new testing phase for the their collaborative ecoDemonstrator program, which was launched last year to test “performance-focused environmental concepts, including reducing fuel consumption, carbon emissions, and noise, and expanding their ongoing cooperation aviation biofuel research.” Now, an Embraer E170 narrow-body jet will serve as a flying tested to evaluate a series of advanced environmentally focused technologies, in operational tests during August and September in Brazil.

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Boeing initiated its own ecoDemonstrator Program in 2011 to fast-track testing and application of new technologies to reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions, and noise. "As industry leaders, we have a unique opportunity to invest in technologies that encourage our industry's long-term, sustainable development, while supporting our customers' environmental goals," stated Boeing CTO John Tracy.

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Robert Brooks has been a business-to-business reporter, writer, editor, and columnist for more than 20 years, specializing in the primary metal and basic manufacturing industries. His work has covered a wide range of topics, including process technology, resource development, material selection, product design, workforce development, and industrial market strategies, among others. Currently, he specializes in subjects related to metal component and product design, development, and manufacturing — including castings, forgings, machined parts, and fabrications.

Brooks is a graduate of Kenyon College (B.A. English, Political Science) and Emory University (M.A. English.)

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