High body rigidity is another key factor in blended wing aircraft, It reduces turbulence and creates less stress on the air frame which adds to efficiency, giving the 797 a tremendous 8800 nautical mile range with its 1000 passengers flying comfortably at mach .88 or 654 mph ( -1046km/h) cruising speed another advantage over the Airbus tube-and-wing designed A380’s 570 mph (912 km/h)The exact date for introduction is unclear, yet the battle lines are clearly drawn in the high-stakes war for civilian air supremacy.This image is a conceptual picture from a Popular Science article about the future of aviation (one which proved so popular that it was made available for purchase in poster form) and has been circulated since at least early 1996 in fictitious articles proclaiming it to be Boeing’s response to competition from the Airbus A380 in the commercial airliner business.We will give you your own confirmation or record locator number, and a time limit for how long we can hold the reservation before you need to pay for your ticket.
We think the commercial airplane market favors point-to-point routes, and we’re developing the 787 as the perfect match to help meet that demand. But having said that, I should point out that Boeing Phantom Works, the company’s advanced research and development group, tells me it is conducting research on the BWB concept with NASA and the U. The Air Force is interested in the BWB concept for its potential as a flexible, long-range, high-capacity military aircraft.
Glen, from Warrington, Pennsylvania brings up the same subject: Is there a blended wing in the works? As part of the research, Phantom Works has built a scale model for wind-tunnel testing of the concept’s low-speed flying characteristics.
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There also are plans to flight-test the scale model next year.