February 21, 2018 | Cockpit Innovation, a venture fund of EL AL Airlines, has partnered with Boeing, the American aircraft manufacturing giant, according to a statement from EL AL. Boeing and Cockpit Innovation plan to identify, support, and scale groundbreaking technologies for potential application in the aviation and aerospace industries. The partnership will also “help further the mutual mission to enable disruptive technologies that could play a role in shaping the future of travel, aviation, and aerospace, including Boeing’s products and operations,” the statement said. “Combining the wealth of industry knowledge and venturing expertise of both Boeing and Cockpit with new technologies will enable amazing new opportunities for startups in the fields of Travel, Aviation, and Aerospace,” Gonen Usishkin, CEO of EL AL Israel Airlines added. Cockpit seeks out and supports innovative startups in aviation, travel, and aerospace. Recently, the industry venture fund backed eight in various sectors. The fund also serves as a bridge between the startup community and leaders in the aviation and travel industry.