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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

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