Australia Finds C-17 Mod Could Cut Fuel Burn 0.6-1.2%

Finlets in one configuration tested on a Boeing C-17 of the U.S. Air Force.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
MELBOURNE, Australia—An aerodynamic modification for Boeing C-17 Globemasters would cut fuel burn by 0.6-1.2%, with a corresponding extension in range, according to studies by Australian defense scientists supporting a multinational program. The results of the work, completed about two years ago...

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