FLYHT is proud to participate in the ecoDemonstrator program. The program plays a key role in Boeing’s environmental strategy by using flight testing to accelerate new technologies that can reduce emissions and noise, improve airlines’ gate-to-gate efficiency and help meet other environmental goals.
In 2018, for six weeks, Boeing and FedEx Express will work together to flight-test more than 35 technologies, including FLYHT’s, aboard a FedEx-owned 777 Freighter. The two companies are committed to reducing the environmental impact of their products and in advancing technology that improves airplane operational performance.
FLYHT’s role in the ecoDemonstrator program
FLYHT will provide its Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS TM) product and management platform (UpTimeTM Cloud) to Boeing as part of their upcoming flight test program. FLYHT will participate in the portion of the ecoDemonstrator Program designed to collect data and produce test reports that are necessary to demonstrate Autonomous Distress Tracking and the Timely Recovery of Flight Data in order to drive industry standardization and requirements. FLYHT’s portion of the project was initiated in April 2017 and is expected to be complete in 2018.
In addition to the AFIRS product, FLYHT is providing software and technical support. The ecoDemonstrator program will test many features, including enhancements to AFIRS that will allow the product to stream flight data over different satellite systems, including Iridium and an Inmarsat SwiftBroadband connection. The flight data information streamed during the test flights will produce real-time animation, demonstrating improved situational awareness of the cockpit during these events. The flight test program will also stream real-time cockpit audio – demonstrating that all the “black box” data can be captured this way.
To learn more about Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program, click here: Boeing ecoDemonstrator video
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.