Boeing’s representative said that when talking about the outcomes of its partnership with Etihad Airways in its technologies-testing program, named ecoDemonstrator on October 15.

Boeing has developed ultraviolet light to disinfect cabins and cockpits without spraying conventional disinfectants

Talking about the cutting-edge technologies tested in this program, Douglas Christensen, Manager for Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator Program, said through the program, Boeing could accelerate the development and application of new technologies to flights, contributing to conducting safer flights for passengers. He emphasized that safety is the foundation of the partnership between Boeing, airlines, and governmental agencies.

Boeing's ecoDemonstrator Program 2020 focused on developing technologies to lower noise pollution from airplanes in big cities in Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, where airports are in or near the city. Boeing has also developed ultraviolet light to disinfect cabins and cockpits without spraying conventional disinfectants, thus helping protect devices on aircraft. The giant also tested the airspace operating system and flight route and the pilot connection system on its aircraft to raise the efficiency of operation of aircraft.

In the program, Boeing also used a combination of conventional and sustainable fuels in an effort to reduce gas emissions. 

Boeing attaches great importance to its cooperation with Vietnamese partners and customers in Vietnam in developing technologies, considering it part of its orientations towards an innovative, sustainable, and efficient aviation industry.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, through the ecoDemonstrator program, Boeing has developed various new sterilization technologies and worked with airlines to study the transmission mechanisms of the virus. The company also equipped air purification systems on its aircraft and updated passengers on the developments of the disease.

Translated by Tran Hoai