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Blended Wing Tech

Discussion in 'Jet Aviation Discussion' started by Jet News, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Jet News

    Jet News JF News Editor Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    Blended wing aircraft is nothing new at all but in modern passenger aircraft this is something not put forward for contest. However, Airbus wants to change that with their Blended wing technological demonstrator called MAVERIC. At 2-meters long and 3.2-meters wide, with a surface area of about 2.25m², MAVERIC features a disruptive aircraft design, that has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20% compared to current single-aisle aircraft. The “blended wing body” configuration also opens up new possibilities for propulsion systems type and integration, as well as a versatile cabin for a totally new on-board passenger experience. Launched in 2017, MAVERIC first took to the skies in June 2019. Since then the flight-test campaign has been on-going and will continue until the end of Q2 2020. A future Airbus aircraft may not necessarily take on the form of this demonstrator but technologies that are being tested on it and possibilities could go forward in future design and implementation in other areas.

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