blended wing body

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blended wing body

n.
An aircraft that combines features of a conventional winged fuselage and a flying wing, in which the wings merge continuously with a flattened, aerodynamic body that provides much of the lift.
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TRANSFORMED X-48C :The remotely operated X-48C Blended Wing Body aircraft lifts off Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
The EoACAytube with wings' philosophy hasn't yet changed to the much vaunted blended wing concepts EoAC" which by definition are far greener and efficient EoAC" so the Airbus concept will remain just that.
Dahm added that it's been known for some time that blended wing shapes are more efficient.
The X-48B flew as well as we had predicted, and we look forward to many productive data flights this summer and fall," said Gary Cosentino, NASA Dryden's Blended Wing Body project manager.
The Air Force also has high hopes for the blended wing body aircraft that is being developed by NASA, Boeing Phantom Works, and the Air Force Research Lab at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Boeing executives have said they are studying three options - the sleek Sonic Cruiser, which would fly 15 to 20 per cent faster than normal planes; a conventional jetliner; and an even more radical concept for an all-wing airliner, the Blended Wing Body.
Which long-term proposals - for example, blended wing designs, formation flying, alternative fuels - offer the best opportunities to develop next-generation environmentally friendly aircraft?
The remotely piloted Boeing X-48C Blended Wing Body unmanned research aircraft took to the skies on its first-ever flight at 7:56 a.
LOS ANGELES (CyHAN)- The remotely operated X-48C Blended Wing Body aircraft lifts off Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Although provided no roadmap leading to the blended wing, the colonel said he soon learned that "we consciously had to drive down the center line whether we liked it or not," while "working emotional issues and making the mission happen.
The efficiencies of the blended wing body design, explained Muellner in a briefing to reporters, come from greater range and fuel economy, lower manufacturing costs and greater reliability and safety.