FUEL EFFICIENCY: NEW DIMENSION IN AIRCRAFT DESIGN

Every 1% improvement in fleet fuel economy will save 100 million gallons of aircraft fuel per year in domestic commercial aircraft alone. The author reviews the aspects of aircraft design that are expected to contribute to future advances in the technology of fuel economy. These include increased wingspan with supercritical airfoils; active control surfaces, use of advanced, lightweight composites; laminar flow control, all-wing aircraft, and liquid-hydrogen-fueled transport aircraft.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 40-44
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 85
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM