Truss-Braced Wings May Find Place On Transonic Aircraft

Credit: NASA Ames Research Center
Unconventional configurations will almost certainly be needed to meet the “Earth friendly” emissions standards required to support sustainable growth in commercial aviation beyond the 2030s, but there is less certainty as to what shapes those unusual future airliners will take. One potential design...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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