Air International 2019-07
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Main: Commercial
FedEx Express loaned 777 Freighter N878FD (c/n 40684) back to Boeing for the 2018 ecoDemonstrator.
A more compact thrust reverser which uses some thermoplastic parts to cut weight was a key part tested in the 2018 ecoDemonstrator.
The LiDAR sensor looks out ten statute miles ahead of the aircraft to find the location of any clear air turbulence ahead of the aircraft.
The 777F approaches an inflatable pylon used during the ground tests of the Surface Operations and Collision Avoidance System at a wintry Glasgow Airport in Montana.
N878FD undertook some test flights powered by 100% biofuel.
The Boeing 777F returned to regular service with FedEx after the ecoDemonstrator trials concluded.
Airbus has received more than 500 firmed orders for A220 variants.
Air Baltic was the first A220-300 operator in December 2016, after Swiss had put the A220-100 into operation in July 2016.
Half of the A220, including the entire wing, is carbon fibre, with aluminium lithium and titanium also forming a large proportion of the structure.
The A220-300 launch operator Air Baltic now has 19 examples, including YL-CSL (c/n 55041) marked to celebrate Latvia's centenary.