Airbus will modify an A340 with laminar flow control (LFC) technologies as the European aerospace industry strives to reduce fuel burn 40% through its Clean Sky program. The modified A340-300 is slated to fly in 2012. It will first feature only passive LFC technologies; later, a hybrid approach will be evaluated. The effort is part of the Smart Fixed-Wing portion of the €1.6-billion ($2-billion) European Union Clean Sky program. The €393-million Smart Fixed-Wing element, with Airbus ...


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