The program is designed to test new initiatives to improve safety, sustainability and enhance the passenger experience.
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has said it will carry out the latest test flight series to evaluate new technologies designed to address the challenges that aircraft operators and passengers are facing from improving safety and sustainability to improving flight experience.
“This is the latest series of tests that are part of our ecoDemonstrator program. In this program, we look at ways to help crew and passengers get a better flight experience and how to use technology to make flights safer, more efficient and more enjoyable. Using Boeing 777 to fly test allows us to capture faster and thereby offer solutions that improve much faster with greater accuracy in determining their value, ”said Mike. Sinnett, Executive Vice President of the Future Aircraft Product and Development Strategy, belongs to Boeing’s Commercial Aircraft division.
The technologies tested in this year’s ecoDemonstrator program include: Sharing digital information between the air traffic control station, the cockpit and the airline’s operating center to optimize efficiency and safety in the introduction of flight routes; Application of electronic flight documents using new generation communication techniques to automatically provide pilots with rerout routes information when weather conditions are guaranteed.
The connection technology in the passenger compartment helps the kitchen and bathroom become smart, while monitoring the conditions in the passenger compartment such as temperature, humidity to automatically make appropriate adjustments; Cameras help passengers observe the landscape outside the plane.
Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program was included in the first aerial test in 2012. The five aircraft – 737-800, 787-8 Dreamliner, 757, Embraer E170 and 777 Freighter – have already tested 112 technologies since then until 2018.
More than one third of the technology has been put into practice by Boeing or its partners. Nearly half were maintained for improvement, and testing on the remaining projects was halted after completing the research process.