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Airframer journal -
August 2006 issue

Designers wing way to better and faster aircraft
By Rod Smith
Project workers mount a 3 per cent scale of the BWB-450 model for tests in the 12ft. low speed tunnel.

The aircraft of the future will feature wings with radically-changed designs and materials. In this article Airframer highlights a number of current design, research and manufacturing projects that will have a major impact on the new types of wings used in the next-generation aircraft. The projects are focusing on tighter in-flight controls, energy efficiency, reduced fuel consumption, lighter and stronger materials, and lower costs.

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Boeing goes with the laminar flow

CAE to design and manufacture new training simulator

Cessna tests features for new piston aircraft

GKN Aerospace simplifies airframe assembly

Dassault reports testing first

FBW flight control technology reaches GV test flight stage

Raytheon hires Cessna vp

TTTech works to speed up verification process

DAE names university head

Shadin Avionics announces new management team

Javelin cockpit gets makeover

Hartwell latches on to new design

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