Boeing Flight-Testing Tech to Detect Turbulence and Improve Safety


In collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Boeing  is flight-testing Long-range Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) on their ecoDemonstrator program. The remote-sensing technology could help commercial airplane pilots better detect and avoid weather disturbances to improve flight safety. Boeing is also working with FedEx Express to flight-test technologies including LIDAR, aboard a new FedEx-owned 777 Freighter.