NASA Picks Boeing’s Transonic Truss-Based Wing For Sustainable X-Plane

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Boeing’s “vision system” concepts show how the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing could be applied to a family of single-aisle airliners.

Credit: Boeing
More than a decade of joint investigation lies behind NASA’s Jan. 18 selection of Boeing for a public-private partnership to develop a full-scale experimental aircraft to validate the low-drag Transonic Truss-Braced Wing concept for potential use on future single-aisle airliners. NASA has signed a...

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