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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The noise reduction technologies will be coupled to the modelling of future aircraft configurations as the blended wing body (bwb) and other innovative concepts with integrated engines and distributed electrical propulsion.
Eleni roedd safon yr awyrennau yn uchel iawn a Phrifysgol Manceinion oedd y gorau, gyda'u cynllun awyren Blended Wing Body.
Boeing is unlikely to pursue the blended wing as a serious design option for a future civil airliner because of configuration and consumer acceptance issues.
The majority of the aerial vectors for the fixed wing have a conventional geometry with the tail, the low cost design determining to create a tailless project that has a blended wing or not, see figure 2.
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.
This led to legislation for "dual-hatting" of the commander of a blended wing should it become necessary in the future.
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.
The Georgia National Guard, which lost its B-1Bs as a result of the reduction, will become part of the 166th Air Control Wing and receive ISTARS aircraft as the first "blended wing," which will be part active duty and part Air National Guard (see "ISTARS Will Move To New, Blended Wing," JED, September 2002, p.
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.