MIAMI – A scale model Flying-V, an experimental blended-wing aircraft design that could soon be commonplace, recently took to the skies in Germany. The project was undertaken with the sponsorship of KLM Airlines, the aircraft is a design by the Delft Technical Center (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. Recently, the aircraft flew from a German airbase assisted by an Airbus team.
The Flying-V was conceived as a long-range fuel-efficient aircraft with a wing that includes passenger seats, tanks and luggage. Research shows that the configuration is up to 20% better than the existing one on most of the advanced Airbus A350 jet-liners. It is also approximately 15% read more ⇒
Source:: “Airways Magazine”