Reshaped Airplane Wing Makes Flying Silent & Uses 50% Less Fuel

Reshaped Airplane Wing Makes Flying Silent & Uses 50% Less Fuel
Design

New biplane design by MIT and Stanford researchers produces less of a sonic boom and less drag making it more sustainable.

Emma Hutchings
  • 19 march 2012

Qiqi Wang and his colleagues from MIT and Stanford University have designed a new plane with two wings on each side that could produce significantly less drag than a conventional aircraft at supersonic speeds, which means it wouldn’t create a loud sonic boom and it would require less fuel.

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