Airbus unveils ‘blended wing body’ plane design in future | Aviation News

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Airbus unveils ‘blended wing body’ plane design in future Aviation News
Airbus unveils ‘blended wing body’ plane design in future | Aviation News

AIRBUS is owned by FRANCE plane maker and it is one of the famous model aircraft in the aviation industry. Recently airbus decided to make blended wing body model aircraft it helps to reduce carbon emission by 20%. The European planemaker has been carrying out flight tests of a 3.2-metre-wide (10.5 feet) technology demonstrator, code-named Maveric, at a secret location in central France since last year.

The concept of a “blended wing body” design has been around since the 1940s and led to the U.S. B-2 bomber, as well as the X-48 research project between Boeing and NASA a decade ago.

Planemakers are revisiting such designs as the passenger jet industry tries to commit to more environmentally friendly aircraft

He said it was too early to say whether such shapes could contribute to the next generation of medium-haul planes, expected in the 2030s. Since the previous generation of tests, aerospace has seen improvements in materials that make such aircraft lighter, and computing power has increased, improving flight controls, Dumont said.