Despite positive results from more than 20 years of Blended Wing Body (BWB) studies, demonstrator flight tests and an overwhelming endorsement of the configuration’s potential environmental benefit from NASA assessments, Boeing is still on the hunt for a launch application for its unconventional concept. While there is now no disputing the likely fuel-burn, emissions, noise and range advantages of a subsonic BWB over its conventional tube-and-wing equivalent, the concept’s ...

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