NASA and Boeing Partner to Advance Aviation

A technician completes work to install 214 microphones to the exterior of a 787-10 Dreamliner that will be used as part of a NASA aircraft noise research project that will examine how noise is affected by the interaction of the airframe and jet engines. (Credit: Boeing)

NASA research projects are flying aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of Boeing’s 2020 ecoDemonstrator program. Results from these flights will help continuing development of technology to enable future aircraft designs and flight operations that will be quieter, more fuel efficient, and result in fewer delays.

The two research projects will gather data on aircraft noise and test an air traffic management digital data communications tool.