A340s to demonstrate new technologies as part of Europe’s ‘Clean Sky’ project
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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