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Boeing works with customers on BWB

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According to this article Boeing seems to be ready for BWB design. They want to try it out with freighter companies. I don't know how serious they are with this project. Anyone knows? ... -body.html

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Picture Nov.2006 courtesy of :arrow: luchtzakmember DC3 Fan

They are working on it since years, but very few accurate info can be found.
As far as I know, US Air Force and NASA are participants.
:arrow: May 4 2006: The U.S. Air Force designates Phantom Works to lead research on X-48B Blended Wing Body Concept with two, high-fidelity, 21-foot wingspan prototypes for the flexible, long-range, high-capacity military aircraft slated for wind tunnel and flight testing during 2006.
EDWARDS, Calif., Oct. 27, 2006 -- In cooperation with NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing [NYSE: BA] Phantom Works soon will begin ground testing of its X-48B Blended Wing Body (BWB) concept in preparation for flight testing early next year.

The X-48B ground and flight testing will take place at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California, where two high-fidelity 21-foot wingspan prototypes have been delivered.
:arrow: Boeing to Begin Ground Testing of X-48B Blended Wing Body Concept

This project also illustrates how Boeing develops future aircraft through tax money.

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