NASA, Boeing Collaboration Proceeding Courtesy of Boeing

NASA, Boeing Collaboration Proceeding

“We will recommend more wind-tunnel testing, and more wing design work,” said Marty Bradley, Sugar principal investigator at Boeing Research & Technology.

"In 2010, under its NASA-funded Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (Sugar) project, Boeing produced the design for a 737-size aircraft with a strut-braced wing," writes Graham Warwick, senior editor of Aviation Week.  

"The high-aspect-ratio wing, combined with hybrid turbine/electric propulsion and other advanced technologies, was needed to meet NASA's so-called N+3 goal of reducing fuel burn by 60% for an airliner entering service in 2030-35."

Phase 2 of the project will wrap up this year, and will involve updating the technology road maps and research recommendations established in Phase 1. 

“We will recommend more wind-tunnel testing and more wing design work,” says Marty Bradley, Sugar principal investigator at Boeing Research & Technology.

Read the full story, "NASA, Boeing Test Low-Drag Truss-Braced Wing Concept" on Aviation Week, IndustryWeek's sister publication.

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