Press Release

JAXA and Boeing sign collaboration agreement

February 1, 2019 (JST)

National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
The Boeing Company

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and The Boeing Company have signed a collaboration agreement to conduct future aviation research. The agreement will focus on the development of new aviation technologies.

Since 2009, JAXA and Boeing have been working together to advance the research and development of future technologies for aviation. This collaborative relationship includes joint research projects.

Currently, JAXA and Boeing are researching a clear-air turbulence detection system to better detect and avoid weather disturbances to improve flight. In 2018, JAXA's clear-air turbulence detection system was installed and tested as part of Boeing's ecoDemonstrator flight-test research program.

The agreement deepens the relationship and opens up new opportunities to explore other areas for collaborative research.