Baroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2641 times:
Also a longer, but not really more informative BBC article on the subject. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/north_east/6166897.stm
Interesting that having a more efficient wing is no longer enough, now it has to be "green". I wonder if it better to have goals set out in the rather vague term "green", than that of efficiency, because either term can mean whatever the user wants it to mean.
The wording seems to me a bit odd and suggests that GoUK has a spot of bother assisting aerospace now that BAEs is not involved. It appears that this is not RLI.
I don't see your point. NASA projects are publicly available in most cases... many NASA innovations have found their way into Airbus aircraft. I doubt this project will be turned over to Boeing in the near future.
That said, in the grand scheme of things, its a minor investment. Sounds like the UK is trying to shore up Airbus relations after BAE backed out.