Design & Development: How Boeing Works to Design-in Environmental Improvements

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Design & Development: How Boeing Works to Design-in Environmental Improvements

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Boeing engineer Meagan Haugo explores the detailed parts of the 777X folding wingtip in a 3D design lab, looking for opportunities to create a simpler and more efficient design. (Boeing photo)

Reducing the environmental footprint of Boeing's airplane products means designing them with environmental impact in mind and using sustainable production methods. In 2015, Boeing tested production of parts reinforced with recycled carbon fiber from factory operations using additive manufacturing to produce components for the flight deck. (Boeing photo)

The ecoDemonstrator Program plays a key role in Boeing's environment strategy by using testing to accelerate technologies that can reduce fuel use, carbon dioxide emissions and noise. Proven technologies and processes may be applied to models in development, in production or in service. (Boeing photo)

A variety of chemicals have a critical role in keeping airplane passengers safe and ensuring efficient aircraft operations. The use of chemicals in Boeing products faces growing restrictions around the globe over concerns about environmental and human-health effects of target substances. Here, parts are washed and defective pieces discarded during a chemical coating process. (Boeing photo)

George Maffeo, former president of Boeing Japan, celebrates with employees from All Nippon Airways during a Global Month of Service event in 2015. The commitment, fresh ideas and active engagement of employees are a key part of Boeing’s work to improve environmental performance. (Boeing photo)

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 12:55pm

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Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of articles featuring content from Boeing's 2016 Environment Report. For more information, visit

The first step in the production process is design and development. This is when Boeing's team of talented employees explores fresh ideas to build environmental improvements into the process.

We also consistently engage with organizations around the world to understand and support  industry standards, restrictions, bans and opportunities. We believe in an industrywide, global approach to aviation regulations, and design our products accordingly.

The ecoDemonstrator Program is a flying testbed that allows our engineers to take innovative ideas and apply them to accelerate testing and development.

We actively pursue innovative technology and developments that provide environmentally progressive solutions.

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