NASA Targets Sustainable Airliner X-Plane Launch For Fiscal 2022

NASA favors a transonic truss-braced wing for its subsonic X-plane, but is polling industry for other ideas..
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Within a budget request for aeronautics research in fiscal 2022 of $914.8 million, up from $828.7 million enacted for 2021, NASA plans to accelerate the launch of the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator program to produce a full-scale, ultra-efficient subsonic X-plane. The agency also plans to conduct...

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