By Kathryn Hardison


Boeing Co. said Wednesday the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected it and its industry team to lead the development and flight testing of a full-scale Transonic Truss-Braced Wing demonstrator airplane.

As part of the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator program, the technologies demonstrated and tested will inform future designs and could lead to breakthrough aerodynamics and fuel efficiency gains, Boeing said.

The program aims to advance the civil aviation industry's commitment to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, in addition to the goals set forth in the White House's U.S. Aviation Climate Action Plan.

NASA's funding through the SFD Space Act Agreement totals $425 million. The SFD program will also leverage up to $725 million in funding by Boeing and its industry partners to shape the demonstrator program and meet the resource needs required, according to the announcement.


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January 18, 2023 12:21 ET (17:21 GMT)

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