MIAMI – While watching planes at your local airport, you’ll notice that at their core, almost all of the planes look very similar, whether at a general aviation airport, a large international airport, or even a military base.
Aerospace engineers design aircraft like this for various reasons: ease in manufacturing, existing resources, and a general commonality between different models. However, this doesn’t necessarily represent the best possible design for the aircraft.
Very few aircraft manufacturers are willing to depart from the norm. However, legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan has devoted his entire life to such designs, creating some of the most read more ⇒
Source:: “Airways Magazine”