GKN Wing Section Readied For Airbus Laminar Flow Experiment

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A large composite outer wing section designed to prove the operational feasibility of drag-reducing natural laminar flow (NLF) for future aircraft is being evaluated by Airbus for flight test on a modified A340-300 following work by GKN Aerospace. The 9-meter-long (30-ft.) section is one of two...
Guy Norris

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

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