From the outside, Boeing’s EcoDemonstrator looks like any other American Airlines 737-800, but beneath the skin this is a flying testbed for near-, mid- and long-term technologies the manufacturer hopes will dramatically improve efficiency and safety while reducing noise and fuel burn. The EcoDemonstrator also represents a new way of testing for Boeing and is more than just a one-off exercise in packaging new ideas for a short flight-test program. Though the 737-800 will be refurbished ...

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