Bringing twin-aisle convenience to the short-/medium-range airliner market has long been a vision, but the aerodynamic and structural challenges of a wider fuselage are hard to overcome with available technology. An unconventional configuration called the D8 may hold the key, its developers believe. The “double bubble” D8 was conceived by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), but its partner Aurora Flight Sciences is taking the lead in efforts to turn the concept for ...


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