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 proposed Blended Wing Body - basically a huge wing with a belly in which the passengers would ride - would offer massive reductions in operating costs.
Boeing and NASA will continue to develop Blended Wing Body technology, with the aspiration of developing a larger-scale, transonic BWB demonstrator in the future.
The fact that the blended wing body design has no windows should not affect its marketability with airlines, said Muellner.
Working closely with NASA, we have been privileged throughout X-48 flight-testing to explore and validate what we believe is a significant breakthrough in the science of flight and this has been a tremendous success for Boeing," said Bob Liebeck, a Boeing senior technical fellow and the company's Blended Wing Body (BWB) Program manager.
Aircraft producer Boeing (NYSE: BA) reported on 26 July that at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California its Blended Wing Body (BWB) research aircraft, the X-48B, completed its first test flight.
The new X-48C model, which was formerly the X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft, was modified to evaluate the low-speed stability and control of a low-noise version of a notional, future Hybrid Wing Body (HWB) aircraft design.
The X-48B Blended Wing Body prototype awaits testing in a wind tunnel at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A modified Boeing (NYSE: BA) Blended Wing Body research aircraft - designated the X-48C - flew for the first time today at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
1 -- color in AV edition only) Kim Bunkers and Sam Atwood of Gonzaga University in Washington work on their blended wing body model airplane.
The videos released today feature Tracy discussing inspiration and innovation, Tom Cogan, director, Commercial Airplanes product development, discussing the 787 Dreamliner, the world's first all-composite commercial jet, and Bob Liebeck, chief project scientist, on the X-48 Blended Wing Body concept.
April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team led by NASA and The Boeing Company has completed the first phase of flight tests on the subscale X-48B blended wing body aircraft at the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif.
The Swift Engineering blended wing body design sets KillerBee apart from similar sized unmanned aerial vehicles and is designed to operate ashore or aboard ships with a minimal footprint.