The Week In Technology, May 24-28, 2021

Centreline project aircraft
An electric-powered annular fan ingests the fuselage boundary layer and reenergerizes the wake to reduce drag.
Credit: Centreline project
Propulsive Fuselage Reduces Fuel Burn Drag-reducing boundary layer ingestion could cut the fuel burn of a future twin-aisle airliner by more than 3% when compared with an equivalent-technology conventional aircraft, a European research project has concluded. The European Union-funded Centreline...

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