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Boeing Bwb?

Wed Jun 27, 2001 10:15 pm

What exactly is The Boeing BWB? I had downloaded it yesturday in Flightsim.com for FS2000 but i had never seen an aircraft mad by Boeing like that. Does anyone have an
Idea what it is?
 
Ruscoe
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RE: Boeing Bwb?

Wed Jun 27, 2001 10:33 pm

If you goto the Boeing Paris Airshow page, you will find a reference to it in the Phantom Works. Also on the NASA web page somewhere.

The interesting thing is that Boeing is still actively working on this concept for a mega jetliner of the future.

Scale models have also been built and flown by NASA/Boeing.

It could provide a fuel saving of 25% over the A380 but will require special materials to build it, and apparently NASA/Boeing aren't there yet.

 
GDB
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RE: Boeing Bwb?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 12:47 am

If it's a viable concept, maybe you'll see it, but probably not before 2015.
Airbus are working on similar concepts too.