NASA’s New X-48C Flying Wing Airplane Uses 50% Less Fuel Than Standard Aircraft

January 25, 2013 by  
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Researchers at NASA have developed a revolutionary flying wing aircraft that uses 50% less fuel than standard planes. The new manta ray-esque X-48C is based on the X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft , which flew 92 flights at NASA Dryden between 2007 and 2010. The X-48C improves upon its predecessor with its low-noise, fuel-efficient hybrid wing body (HWB) design. Read the rest of NASA’s New X-48C Flying Wing Airplane Uses 50% Less Fuel Than Standard Aircraft Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aerospace , aircraft , flying wing , flying wing aircraft , fuel consumption , hybrid aircraft , manta ray , nasa , nasa aircraft , X-48B , X-48C

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NASA Provides $100,000 Funding For Super-Sonic, Fuel-Efficient Ninja-Star Jet!

September 3, 2012 by  
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An engineer from the University of Miami has received $100,000 from NASA for his fuel-efficient supersonic aircraft. Working with a team from Florida State University, Ge-Chen Zha has designed a bi-directional flying wing (SBiDir-FW) that not only looks like a ninja’s morning star, but can travel at supersonic speeds without the sonic boom generated by conventional aircraft when they break the sound barrier. This remarkable jet could potentially travel from New York to Tokyo in four hours. Read the rest of NASA Provides $100,000 Funding For Super-Sonic, Fuel-Efficient Ninja-Star Jet! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bi-directional aircraft , energy efficient aircraft , florida state university , flying wing , ge-chen zha , Green Aircraft , green transportation , innovative advanced concepts , nasa , sonic boom , supersonic aircraft , supersonic speed , university of miami

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