Airbus showcased a new mixed-wing passenger model at the Singapore air show. It is alleged that, thanks to this design, it will emit 20% less harmful emissions into the atmosphere compared to current civilian sides.
The model began to test last year in a certain secret location in France, writes Reuters. Mixed wing aircraft of this kind produce less aerodynamic drag; they are more effective in flight, but more difficult to fly. One of the representatives of this design can be called a B-2 bomber with a “flying wing” scheme.
“We believe that the time has come to advance this technology and study what it gives us,” said Jean-Brice Dumont, executive vice president of engineering for Airbus, to reporters. – We need these revolutionary technologies to solve our environmental problems. This is the next generation of aircraft.
It’s too early to talk about the commercial implementation of the concept. It is not a fact that this scheme will be applied to the next generation of medium-haul aircraft, which will begin to fly in the next decade.