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Airbus’ “BLADE” laminar flow wing demonstrator makes first flight

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A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight Airbus - Master Films - Hervé Goussé
26 September 2017

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight

The Airbus A340 Flight Lab’s first takeoff equipped with outer wing sections designed for highly smooth airflow over their surfaces. Known as natural laminar flow, such smoothed passage of air creates less drag than the airflow on traditional wings, potentially reducing fuel burn

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A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight Airbus - Master Films - Hervé Goussé
26 September 2017

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight

The Airbus A340 Flight Lab’s first takeoff equipped with outer wing sections designed for highly smooth airflow over their surfaces. Known as natural laminar flow, such smoothed passage of air creates less drag than the airflow on traditional wings, potentially reducing fuel burn

Airbus - Master Films - Hervé Goussé

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26 September 2017

Airbus BLADE Makes First Flight WEB

Toulouse, September 26th, 2017 – Airbus’ A340 laminar-flow “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft (A340-300 MSN001) has made its successful maiden flight for the EU-sponsored Clean Sky “Blade” project. The aircraft, dubbed “Flight Lab”, took off from the Tarbes aerodrome in southern France at local time 11:00, and after a series of successful tests it landed at Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse Blagnac. The overall flight time was 3hrs/38mins.

 
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Backgrounder - BLADE English      
Backgrounder - BLADE English
26 September 2017

Backgrounder - BLADE English

Backgrounder - BLADE English

Backgrounder - BLADE French      
Backgrounder - BLADE French
26 September 2017

Backgrounder - BLADE French

Backgrounder - Blade French

Backgrounder - BLADE Presentation      
Backgrounder - BLADE Presentation
25 September 2017

Backgrounder - BLADE Presentation

Backgrounder - BLADE Presentation

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