On the eve of the world’s biggest aviation festival, a Boeing 737-800 can power itself, the engine, the plane’s airframe and its crew, according to a Boeing engineer.
The 747-400, the 737-8, is capable of powering itself from a power source that’s only two hundredths the weight of an ordinary battery, Boeing engineer Ryan Johnson told the Business Insider conference in Washington.
That means it can power the plane from the battery alone, with no need for any external power source.
And the company expects to make this power source available to other aircraft in the future, Johnson said.
“We’re working to get that power source in the air by 2020,” he said.
“We’re talking about the next decade.
And we’re also talking about power, so we can run it from an airplane battery, from a solar panel, from an electric car, from other power sources.”
It’s a powerful claim, given the Boeing 747-800’s engine has been in the works for at least five years.
The 737-900, which is currently in production, is also powered by batteries, and Boeing has already made significant strides towards that goal.
The company’s new 747-900 aircraft will be built on a new, thinner fuselage and with more powerful engines.
That will mean more powerful, fuel-efficient engines that will power more planes, which will also mean more fuel for more planes.
The 737-500 and 737-700, two of the most popular aircraft in Boeing’s fleet, are powered by two hundred-plus watt-hour lithium ion batteries, which are a significant increase over current power sources.
Boeing has previously touted its new batteries as being able to power airplanes up to 50 times their fuel-use average, which means the 747-700 could run a whole fleet of 747s with only a small number of batteries, according the Business Wire.
The power source is just one of many technologies Boeing is developing to improve fuel efficiency, and it could be a boon to Boeing’s entire fleet.
The plane maker has been experimenting with more efficient, fuel economy technologies, and the 747 has been working to become more fuel efficient.
Last year, Boeing released its first electric-drive airplane, the JET-7, and that vehicle, too, can run from the batteries alone.
The new power source will also improve fuel-efficiency, since it can charge batteries with the power of a Tesla car.
Boeing’s fuel-economy goal is to achieve fuel efficiency that’s 30 percent below the industry average, and in the past Boeing has tested a fuel-cycle efficiency of 30 percent.
The fuel-train system on the 747 can be recharged from the same battery pack that is used for the electric drive system, meaning the plane can run its engines from battery backup power.
The system also allows the plane to run on electric power from its electrical grid.
It also means the plane could potentially use the same power source for all of its aircraft.
The company already sells the 787 Dreamliner and the 767 Dreamliner, both of which use its own battery pack.
Boeing hopes to sell the 707-200 and the 777-200, the newest planes in its fleet, using a battery system from its own company.
But the 747 will only run from that same battery system, and this could change Boeing’s plans.
The 787 and 777 are both powered by a battery, but Boeing has said it is developing an entirely new battery for those planes, and Johnson said he expects to see that technology on the new 747.