Boeing receives Laureate Awards for ecoDemonstrator and Midcourse Defense programs

Boeing [NYSE:BA] has announced its ecoDemonstrator and Ground-based Midcourse Defense programs have received Aviation Week Laureate Awards for extraordinary achievements in aerospace, the company said.

Boeing´s ecoDemonstrator program was recognized in the Commercial Aviation Sustainability category. The ecoDemonstrator takes promising technologies out of the lab and into a flying test bed to solve real-world challenges for airlines, passengers and the environment. These technologies focus on enhancing safety; reducing fuel use, emissions and noise; using more environmentally responsible materials; and improving cabin amenities to make flying more enjoyable for passengers.

In partnership with the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Boeing´s Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program was recognized in the Defense Weapons Platforms category. The MDA and Boeing completed a historic missile defense test earlier this year.

Boeing is a global aerospace company and provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. The company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries.