The author discusses some of the activities in which the aerospace industry is engaged which could be important for the future of air transport. The author foresees further increases in aircraft size and significiant developments in both conventional and novel materials, advances in aerodynamics particularly concerning the maintenance of nonturbulent flow on swept wings of large aircraft at high subsonic Mach numbers, fuel efficiency improvements in fan jet propulsion systems and new developments in propeller or prop fan systems, and improvements in active aerodynamic control technology.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bunhill Publications Limited

    4 Ludgate Circus
    London EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wilkinson, K G
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 23-30
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM