NASA Puts $425 Million Towards Boeing’s “Transonic Truss-Braced Wing,” Airbus Focuses Elsewhere – IOTW Report

NASA Puts $425 Million Towards Boeing’s “Transonic Truss-Braced Wing,” Airbus Focuses Elsewhere

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The “Transonic Truss-Braced Wing” demonstrator single-aisle airplane aims to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 30%. The concept involves an aircraft with extra-long, ultrathin wings stabilized by diagonal struts and higher-aspect ratios that could eventually accommodate advanced propulsion systems.

Boeing chief engineer Greg Hyslop said the program “represents an opportunity to design, build and fly a full-scale experimental plane, while solving novel technical problems.” Research

Here’s a nice British man to explain the benefits of this approach to wing design. Watch

The other approach that researchers are explore is an external turbo fan or the CFM Rise open rotor design engine which Airbus seems to be interested in pursuing. Story

Here’s a different British gentleman to explain this engine design and its features. Watch


7 Comments on NASA Puts $425 Million Towards Boeing’s “Transonic Truss-Braced Wing,” Airbus Focuses Elsewhere

  1. Why is NASA, a moslem outreach program, throwing MY money at Boeing?

    Boeing has its own R&D money.

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  2. Tim -FJB

    A: Because Musk is doing all the payload deliveries & bread & butter Type jobs as NASA it still working on better O-rings & re-purposing Shuttle tiles for bathtubs.

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  3. “Why is NASA, a moslem outreach program, throwing MY money at Boeing?”

    Oh it’s much more ridiculous than that. Boeing, you got your commercial side and you’ve got you Military/Defense side. The Military guys can’t share technology with the commercial side because the Government actually owns it and it’s Classified. Hmm, maybe they could get it from Joe Biden. Anyway, Boeing Military guys build some killer wing structures. Mainly out of composites. The wing on the Small Diameter Bomb comes to mind. We proto’d it out of 303 stainless. Anyway as it turns out you have the federal Government paying a vendor to create technology that that company actually already has but can’t use because the Government owns it. Makes perfect sense.

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  4. “Why is NASA, a moslem outreach program, throwing MY money at Boeing?”

    This is nothing new NASA and its predecessor NACA has been doing research and sharing it with defense contractors and civilian aircraft manufacturers since the 1930s. The idea to to keep our technology ahead of our potential adversaries. Or we could just buy all our planes and engines from the Europeans.

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