Airbus: Laminar Flow Validated For Short-Haul Cruise Speeds

BERLIN—Laminar flow is still possible at speeds of Mach 0.78, initial results of the flight test campaign of the Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator (BLADE) show. “The investment [in the tests] is really paying back,” Axel Flaig, Airbus senior VP-research and technology, said at the ILA...

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