Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.

April 2006 edition

Landmark date for 'silent' plane

The Silent Aircraft Initiative (SAI) is set to reach a milestone in September. Research engineers are planning to unveil a new 'flying wing' aircraft design that they believe will provide the airframe to "host" the lighter composite materials that are rapidly evolving for commercial use.

The Cambridge-MIT (University of Cambridge and Massachusetts Institute of Technology) project has been working on an aerodynamically sound design that envisages engines mounted on top of the flying wing and embedded in the fuselage. It is working with Boeing using its blended-wing body design code and Rolls-Royce in Derby, UK, is helping with a radically new engine design.

This needs to balance the reduced jet speed required for noise reduction against the level of thrust required for take-off.

The engine ....

Full report (219 words) is available by subscription:  

View details on our Subscribe page.



 Contact details from our directory:
Boeing Company
Rolls-Royce plc
The Cambridge-MIT Institute Research/Consulting Services
The Cambridge-MIT Institute Research/Consulting Services

Subscribers are able to access the full text of articles on this web site, and in a downloadable PDF newsletter. If you have a subscription already then please log in, otherwise see our latest subscription offers.

Enhanced listings:

ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik GmbH
ViscoTec offers solutions for emptying, treating and dispensing of difficult to handle fluids and pastes.

Ascent Aerospace
Ascent Aerospace is the leading provider of aerospace tooling systems, assembly automation and factory integration.

Druck is a world class supplier of aerospace pressure sensing solutions.

Fastems Group
World leading factory automation and production management software for the machining industries.

Interface Force Measurements Ltd
Accurate & reliable torque, force & pressure sensors, pressure mapping systems & calibration systems.

See our advertising tariff.


data pages remaining in monthly quota for non-subscribers

© Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2020. Terms & Conditions of reading. Privacy policy