Air International 2019-07
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M.Broadbent - Triple Seven testbed /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.