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The Double Bubble D8: A Coming Leap In Efficiency?

The Double Bubble D8: A Coming Leap In Efficiency?

It’s been in the making for some time now, but will the Double Bubble D8 become the short/medium-haul airliner of the future? NASA is working on quite diverse types of projects. Exploring space and flying cool helicopters on other planets, is just one category....
Airbus BLADE – Laminar Flow For Airliner Efficiency?

Airbus BLADE – Laminar Flow For Airliner Efficiency?

In an age when efficiency is everything, the Airbus BLADE project showed how laminar flow could literally shape future airliners. In Airbus parlance, BLADE stands for “Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe”. A bit of a stretch, terminologically...