Monday, January 17, 2011

Commercial Airliner Designs for 2025

While awaiting your next flight in the terminal in the near future, you may observe one of these amazing new aircraft designs taxiing down the runway...
Recent images released by NASA  reveal three designs by top aerospace companies Northrop Grumman, Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin. These designs amongst other entries were part of NASA's effort in visualizing the passenger plane of the future for 2025...
NASA set the bar pretty high for the competition to design the dream airplanes. They had to be quieter, burn less fuel and emit fewer pollutants than current airliners, carry between 50,000 and 100,000 pounds of payload and be capable of Mach .85 for a range of 7,000 miles. "For the rest of this year, each team will be exploring, testing, simulating, keeping and discarding innovations and technologies to make their design a winner," NASA said on its website

Thanks for the News Tip Mariano!
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