Boeing Shows Fuel Efficiency Matters Beyond Cars
Care to fly the eco-friendly skies? If you can wait until 2017, you can do so in the The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) 747 MAX 8. Boeing released an update on the 737 MAX October 29. It stated that engineers have now confirmed an additional percentage point in fuel efficiency in addition to the previous improvement target of 13 percent. Comparisons in fuel efficiency are in relation to the top preforming airplanes currently on the market.
The program’s Vice President and General Manager Keith Leverkuhn said in the statement, ”Program and airplane performance just continues to improve.” He added that, “This recent fuel efficiency gain will widen the performance gap in the single-aisle market, reinforcing the 737 MAX’s position as the value leader.”
Discussing other technological advances, Michael Teal, who is the chief project engineer, said that, “We are enhancing the capability of the 737 MAX to meet the future needs of a digital world.” Those advances include a digital flight data acquisition unit (eDFDAU) and network file server (NFS), which will improve the airplane’s data storage and collection capabilities, and communications with ground operations.