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- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA has awarded $425 million to Boeing Company for the agency’s sustainable flight demonstrator project.
- Under the project, Boeing will work with NASA to build, test and fly a full-scale demonstrator aircraft and validate technologies aimed at reducing emissions.
- Over seven years, NASA will invest $425 million, while Boeing and its partners will contribute the remainder of the agreement, estimated to cost $725 million.
- The Transonic Truss-Braced Wing demonstrator single-aisle airplane aims to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 30%.
- NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said the goal of the project is to produce and test a full-scale demonstrator that will help build future fuel-efficient commercial airliners.