25 % reduction in fuel burn and emissions
Toulouse, July 26, 2017: Airbus has delivered its 100th A350 XWB, just some 30 months after the first delivery of the world’s most modern widebody aircraft in December 2014. The 100th aircraft delivered is an A350-900 for China Airlines.
“The 100th A350 XWB milestone comes as we reach our fastest widebody production ramp-up, on track to meet the target of 10 A350 deliveries per month by the end of 2018,” said Fabrice Bregier, Airbus COO and President Commercial Aircraft. “We are especially proud to deliver today’s aircraft to our long-standing customer China Airlines. The A350 is setting new standards for long haul air travel in terms of efficiency and comfort, thus being the perfect aircraft for China Airlines to expand its long-haul network.”
“China Airlines is happy to be receiving the 100th A350 XWB,” said Nuan-shuan Ho, Chairman of China Airlines. “This remarkable new aircraft has not only met, but exceeded our expectations at every level. This includes operational efficiency, the step-change reduction in fuel consumption and the in-flight comfort standards it offers our passengers. Worldwide demand for air travel will continue to grow strongly, especially on long haul routes linking Asia with Europe and North America. The A350 XWB is one of the key assets in our fleet and will be the basis for the development of our long haul route network.”
To date the A350 has been delivered to 14 airlines worldwide and is flying with an outstanding operational reliability rate of 99%*. “This is a remarkable statistic at this early stage of the program,” Fabrice Bregier adds.
The A350 XWB features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs.
Capabilities in New Flight Demonstration Video
Everett, Wash., July 7, 2016: Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) today released the 2016 787-9 Dreamliner Flight Demonstration video. The same ANA airplane is scheduled to perform demonstration flights July 11-13 at the Farnborough International Airshow.
Capt. Randy Neville, Capt. Van Chaney and Capt. John Misuradze, Boeing test pilots, conducted the flight in Moses Lake, Wash. The video offers a preview of the planned air show technical demonstration, as well as additional maneuvers to showcase the airplane’s performance and capabilities. These include:
- High-banking turns that show wing flex
- Side-to-side movements to demonstrate roll authority and handling characteristics
ANA made history by becoming the launch customer of the 787 Dreamliner and makes history again by becoming the first Japanese airline to take part in a demonstration flight at a major international airshow. The airplane is specially marked with decals prominently featuring Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms, two iconic symbols of Japan.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the 787 family of super-efficient airplanes with new passenger-pleasing features. The 787-9 flies more passengers and cargo farther with the same exceptional environmental efficiency: 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes they replace.
Through June 2016, 571 orders have been placed for the 787-9 by 38 customers worldwide. This airplane, scheduled to deliver later this month, will become ANA’s 13th 787-9, and the 49th member of ANA’s 787 fleet. ANA is the largest operator of the 787 Dreamliner. For further information please visit: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/787
E170 airplane to test technologies to boost fuel efficiency and cut carbon emissions
Rio de Janeiro, July 7, 2016: ecoDemonstrator Aircraft – Boeing and Embraer S.A. unveiled the next phase of the Boeing ecoDemonstrator program today. The program expands Boeing and Embraer’s cooperation agreement and will test technologies to improve airplane environmental performance and accelerate their introduction into the marketplace.
An Embraer E170 will serve as the flying testbed and will feature advanced environmental technologies that will undergo operational testing in Brazil during August and September.
“Collaborating with Boeing on the ecoDemonstrator program in the structuring and implementation of new technologies tests reinforces, once again, Embraer’s commitment towards a sustainable future,” said Mauro Kern, Executive Vice President of Operations at Embraer. “At the same time, as we integrate and test different technologies in a single aircraft, we contribute to consolidate in Brazil a powerful tool to support technological development and innovation – the technology demonstrator platform.”
“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,” said Boeing Chief Technology Officer John Tracy.
The ecoDemonstrator flights will test several technologies designed to reduce carbon emissions, fuel use and noise including:
- LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology using lasers to measure air data parameters such as true airspeed, angle of attack and outside air temperature. LIDAR shows potential to increase air data reliabilityciency by complementing current sensors, which could lead to further innovations that improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
- An “ice phobic” paint designed to reduce icing and help prevent accumulation of dirt and bugs due to its low adhesive property. The special paint can help operators save water by reducing the need for frequent aircraft washing.
- A new wing design with improved slats to reduce noise on takeoff and approach.
- Special sensors and air visualization techniques near the wing surface to better understand in-flight aerodynamics. This analysis could lead to further innovations to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, such as new wing designs.
- A Brazilian-produced biofuel blend made up of 10 percent bio-kerosene and 90 percent fossil kerosene, the maximum mixture according to international standards. Studies have shown that sustainably produced aviation biofuel emits 50 to 80 percent lower carbon emissions through its life cycle than fossil jet fuel.
The ecoDemonstrator tests illustrate Boeing and Embraer’s continued investments to improve fuel efficiency and environmental performance of aircraft and meet the new carbon emissions standard announced by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) earlier this year.
The ecoDemonstrator collaboration expands a relationship that began in 2012 when Boeing and Embraer signed a cooperation agreement to benefit their customers, their companies and the global aviation industry. Since then, Boeing and Embraer have supported Embraer’s KC-390 defense aircraft program and improved runway safety by providing commercial customers with tools to reduce runway excursions. Last year Boeing and Embraer opened a joint biofuel research center in São José dos Campos to perform biofuel research and coordinate research with Brazilian universities and other institutions.
To date, the ecoDemonstrator program has tested more than 50 technologies, using a Next-Generation 737-800 (2012), 787 (2014) and 757 (2015) as flying testbeds.
Source: Boeing, Embraer
Reduced energy consumption while increasing aircraft deliveries
Chicago, March 28, 2016: Boeing will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Boeing will receive the award April 13 in Washington, D.C. This is the sixth consecutive year Boeing has been recognized by ENERGY STAR.
“Recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program for sustained excellence is a tribute to our employees’ commitment to environmental leadership,” said Ursula English, Boeing vice president of Environment, Health & Safety. “We’re inspired to keep embedding energy conservation technologies into our processes and operations.”
Kim Newton, director of Operational Excellence for Boeing Shared Services Group will accept the ENERGY STAR award on behalf of Boeing.
“Our partnership with ENERGY STAR has provided guidance to achieve continued improvements in our energy efficiency,” Newton said. “We are on track to meet our environmental targets of zero growth by 2017 in greenhouse gas emissions, even while increasing production rates and adding new manufacturing facilities.”
During 2015, Boeing improved energy efficiency, invested in key energy infrastructure and continued public outreach with its conservation message. Boeing’s key 2015 accomplishments in the U.S. include:
- Reduced absolute energy consumption by 4.3 percent while increasing aircraft deliveries by over 10 percent.
- Achieved absolute energy reduction of 603,000 MMBtu, equivalent to the annual energy for 15,900 average U.S. homes.
- Reduced energy intensity by 6.7 percent, a cumulative improvement of 37 percent since 2009.
- Made direct energy conservation investment of $7.7 million, reducing energy use by over 41,500 MMBtu annually.
- Achieved additional annual energy savings of more than 16,300 MMBtu through designing efficiency into capital improvements.
- Expanded the company environmental engagement platform ‘Build a Better Planet’ to include more information on energy, water conservation and recycling efforts to inspire replication.
- Shared energy conservation messaging in key forums and conferences such as Net Impact.
- Commissioned a new chiller plant at the Everett, Wash., site to support the world’s largest building by volume gaining a 36 percent efficiency improvement.
“By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, Boeing is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “I’m proud to recognize Boeing with the highest form of ENERGY STAR recognition, as the winner of the 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. Boeing demonstrates a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”
The 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing harmful carbon pollution through superior energy efficiency efforts. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.