Aviation Partners, Inc. (API), the Seattle maker of the blended winglets on almost all Boeing 737s, among others, is forming a partnership with FlexSys to certify and commercialize wing-morphing adaptive control surfaces that will potentially boost airfoil performance over a wide range of angles of attack and airspeeds. A patented “FlexFoil” wing morphing system with 19-ft.-long panels has been installed on the trailing edge flaps of a Gulfstream III and the aircraft has ...

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