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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) presented Boeing with the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Award, honoring its industry team to lead the development and testing of a Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) demonstrator airplane.
With developments and tests like this, the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator (SFD) program will help the industry discover breakthroughs in aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.
“The Sustainable Flight Demonstrator program has the potential to make a major contribution toward a sustainable future,” said Greg Hyslop, Boeing Chief Engineer and Executive Vice President of Engineering, Test and Technology. “It represents an opportunity to design, build and fly a full-scale experimental plane, while solving novel technical problems.”
The SFD program has a mission to help the civil aviation industry reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. It also supports the goals put in place in the White House’s U.S. Aviation Climate Action Plan.
A single-aisle airplane with a TTBW configuration aids these goals. This style of airplane could reduce fuel consumption and emissions up to 30%.
Boeing has recently invested $110 million in sustainable aviation research, contributing to a total of $725 million in funding to the SFD program among its industry partners.