Portage la Prairie finds itself in a nexus of agricultural opportunities. The aerospace industry is trying hard to manage carbon emissions with a growing passenger demand. Part of that industry’s mitigation efforts are focused on better gas turbine engines or improved aircraft designs. These improvements, however, only reduce carbon emissions to a limited extent. A more holistic and long-term view needs to be taken.
Variable-camber control of the wing for drag reduction throughout the flight mission using existing control surfaces can provide the ability to realize modest operational savings. Variable camber is considered ideal for future aircraft because the concept calls for a complete redesign of the wing from largely a static piece to an ever-adjusting aircraft component.
Bombardier, the renowned Canadian aerospace manufacturer, is spearheading a revolution with its groundbreaking creation: the Blended Wing EcoJet. This visionary concept can potentially redefine the future landscape of private aviation on multiple fronts
The USAF announced a major project for developing a Piloted Blended Wing Body (BWB) Demonstrator on August 16, 2023.
The BWB design differs from the traditional tube-and-wing aircraft in that the BWB blends the aircraft body into its high-aspect-ratio wing, decreasing aerodynamic drag by at least 30% and providing additional lift
Aerodynamic technology continues to progress and develop new designs for airplanes and wings, each with significantly reduced drag. One new technology that has made more recent progress is Laminar Flow Control. There are several forms of Laminar Flow Control (LFC)...