Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Project
NASA and Boeing will partner in the development and flight test of a full-scale Transonic Truss-Braced Wing demonstrator aircraft under SFD project. The partnership aims to revolutionize the commercial aviation industry through a much more fuel-efficient design of narrowbody airliners
How SFD Project will work?
- The project aims to engage with industry, academia, and other government organizations to identify, select, and mature key airframe technologies, such as new wing designs, that have a high probability of transition to the next generation single-aisle seat class airliner
- The project is one of the key components of the Sustainable Flight National Partnership
- NASA and Boeing will invest over $1 billion to build, test, and fly a full-scale demonstrator aircraft this decade
- The aircraft, currently known as the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator (SFD), will test the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) concept
- The TTBW concept involves a plane with extra-long, thin wings stabilized by diagonal struts, resulting in a more fuel-efficient aircraft
- The SFD aircraft is scheduled to fly in 2028.
What is Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW)?
- Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) concept is a new design for a commercial aircraft that aims to revolutionize the aviation industry through a much more fuel-efficient design of narrowbody airliners.
- The TTBW configuration could save up to 30% in fuel consumption and emission reductions relative to today’s most efficient single-aisle aircraft
- The newly designed wing is so long and thin that it requires a brace, but the aircraft can get a lift on this brace as well as the wing
- Boeing is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, and missiles worldwide.
- Todd Citron is Boeing’s Chief Technology Officer.
Month: Current Affairs - January, 2023
Category: International / World Current Affairs
Topics: Aircraft • Boeing • NASA • Project
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