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.
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.
TRANSFORMED X-48C :The remotely operated X-48C Blended Wing Body aircraft lifts off Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
A modified Boeing (NYSE: BA) Blended Wing Body research aircraft designated the X-48C flew for the first time this week at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 8, 2012--Boeing flies X-48C blended wing body research aircraft(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
The Boeing Phantom Works is developing the blended wing body aircraft concept in cooperation with the NASA Langley Research Center.
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.
This year the quality of the aircraft was very high and the University of Manchester came out on top, with its design of a Blended Wing Body aircraft.