Boeing's 2017 Environment Report

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Boeing's 2017 Environment Report

Boeing is building and delivering new jetliners that will reduce fuel use and emissions by up to 25 percent, reducing solid waste sent to landfills by almost 20 percent, and advancing promising environmental technologies through a first-ever collaboration with Brazil-based Embraer.

These and other improvements to Boeing’s environmental performance are highlighted in the company’s 2017 Environment Report, released today.

“Our unwavering commitment to innovation and environmental performance is reflected across our products, services and operations,” said Ursula English, vice president of Environment, Health & Safety. “Today, on World Environment Day, we acknowledge the progress we’re making, and we look forward to raising the bar as we work toward a sustainable future.”

The 2017 Environment Report highlights include:

  • Boeing operations reduced green-house gas emissions, solid waste to landfill, water intake and hazardous waste generation by between 5 and 19 percent in 2016. Five production facilities sent zero waste to landfills.
  • The ecoDemonstrator program’s 2016 testbed was an Embraer E170 regional jet, and marked the first such collaboration with another airplane manufacturer. Overall, the program has tested 60 new technologies that show promise in reducing fuel use, emissions and noise.
  • The new 737 MAX, which entered service in May, is 20 percent more fuel efficient than the original Next-Generation 737 and has a 40 percent smaller noise footprint than today’s single-aisle aircraft.
  • The new 787-10, which began flight testing earlier this year, will be approximately 25 percent more fuel efficient than the airplanes it replaces.

To read the full 2017 Environment Report, visit Boeing.com.

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Water Intake, Quality a Vital Issue at Boeing
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Sep 18, 2017 11:15 AM ET
Energy Conservation & Emissions in Boeing Operations
**This is the 14th article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.** Boeing takes a life cycle approach to our environmental footprint, which means we look at more than the effects of our...
Sep 12, 2017 12:05 PM ET
Collaboration on Sustainable Aviation Fuel
**This is the 13th article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.** Boeing is an industry leader in fostering sustainable aviation fuel development around the world. Biofuel represents a...
Sep 5, 2017 3:55 PM ET
Boeing Delivers Operational Efficiency
**This is the 12th article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.** To help airlines fly as efficiently as possible, Boeing offers a variety of products and services to...
Aug 28, 2017 3:45 PM ET
Airplane Technology & Emissions
**This is the 11th article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.** Boeing's products connect people, protect nations, explore space and sea and inspire the world. We are...
Aug 21, 2017 1:35 PM ET

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