Friday, 24 August 2012

N897NN B737-823 American Airlines flown to Glasgow Industrial Airport, MT for Eco testing

L/N 4106 C/N 33318 B737-823 N897NN AMERICAN AIRLINES
Dep BFI 13:01 PDT ETA 07MT 15:26 MDT
Call Sign BOE730 Hex Code AC608E
Photo Credit: Rick Schlamp (Departing BFI on a 3 month test)
American Airlines is loaning one of its new Next-Generation 737-800s to Boeing for three months to serve as the test bed for these advanced technologies. Each technology being fitted on the airplane for testing has the goal of reducing fuel consumption, lowering noise, and testing the viability of sustainable materials. After testing, the airplane will be returned to standard configuration and delivered later this year.
Technologies on the 2012 ecoDemonstrator airplane will include improvements to wing and engine efficiency as well as fuel-saving flight trajectory methods.

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