Boeing is investing to improve on the efficiency of its airplanes, to reduce customers' fuel costs and aviation's CO2 emissions. The best-known example is the 787 Dreamliner family, which reduces fuel use and emissions by 2025% compared to airplanes it replaces. The 737 MAX and 777X will also provide airlines with superior fuel efficiency, emissions reduction and economics.
The 787 family provides airlines with unmatched fuel efficiency, resulting in exceptional environmental performance: 20-25% less fuel and emissions than the airplanes they replace. The key to the exceptional performance of the 787 Dreamliner family is its suite of new technologies and its advanced design. Composite materials make up 50% of the primary structure of the 787, including the fuselage and wing.
Meanwhile, the 737 MAX will deliver the big savings in fuel that airlines require for the future. The 737 MAX 8 reduces fuel use and CO2 emissions by an additional 14% over today's most fuelefficient single-aisle airplanes – and 20% better than the original Next- Generation 737s when they first entered service. The 737 MAX family is powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines and includes design updates such as Boeing's Advanced Technology winglet that will result in less drag and further optimise the 737 MAX's performance, especially on longer-range missions.
When compared to a fleet of 100 of today's most fuel-efficient airplanes, this new model will save more than 250 million pounds of fuel per year.
The 737 MAX's more efficient structural design, less engine thrust and less required maintenance add up to substantial cost advantages for customers and emissions will be approximately 50% below the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP)/6 limits for nitrogen oxides (NOx).
MARTY BENTROTT Vice President – Sales Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Middle East, Russia & Central Asia