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Airbus, Siemens to Collaborate on Aircraft Hybrid Propulsion System Dev’t; Tom Enders, Joe Kaeser Comment

Airbus Group and Siemens have forged an alliance to further develop hybrid electric propulsion systems in an effort to reduce passenger aircraft’s noise and fuel consumption. The companies have established a team of approximately 200 employees to develop hybrid propulsion platforms and conduct technical demonstrations of such systems by 2020, …

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NASA, Boeing Seek to Reduce Aircraft Fuel Consumption With Non-Stick Wing Coatings; Mia Siochi, Fay Collier Comment

Engineers at NASA and Boeing have used Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 757 aircraft to test five types of non-stick coatings designed to reduce fuel consumption by keeping insect residue from sticking to the plane’s right wing. NASA said Monday researchers working on the agency’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation initiative selected Shreveport Regional Airport …

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