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

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - Arrival

José Corugedo - Flight Test Engineer Jean-François Azzopardi - Test Flight Engineer Karl Heinz Mai - Experimental Pilot Philippe Seve - Flight Test Engineer Hugues Van Der Stichel - Experimental Flight Test Charles Champion and Paul Eremenko 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 - Arrival Airbus - Master Films - Pascal Pigeyre
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26 September 2017

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - Arrival

José Corugedo - Flight Test Engineer Jean-François Azzopardi - Test Flight Engineer Karl Heinz Mai - Experimental Pilot Philippe Seve - Flight Test Engineer Hugues Van Der Stichel - Experimental Flight Test 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

Read more
A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - Arrival Airbus - Master Films - Pascal Pigeyre
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26 September 2017

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - Arrival

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

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

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - Before Flight

Karl Heinz Mai - Experimental Test Pilot Hugues Van Der Stichel - Experimental Flight Test

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - In Flight Airbus - Sylvain Ramadier
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26 September 2017

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - In Flight

BLADE is organized through Europe’s Clean Sky aeronautical research program. The BLADE project involves 21 European partners with 500 contributors, including GKN Aerospace: designer of the starboard laminar flow wing panel, and Saab: designer of the port wing segment.

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A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - In Flight Airbus - Sylvain Ramadier
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26 September 2017

A340 Laminar Flow BLADE Demonstrator First Flight - In Flight

BLADE is organized through Europe’s Clean Sky aeronautical research program. The BLADE project involves 21 European partners with 500 contributors, including GKN Aerospace: designer of the starboard laminar flow wing panel, and Saab: designer of the port wing segment.

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more
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25 September 2017

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25 September 2017

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25 September 2017

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25 September 2017

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25 September 2017

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25 September 2017

BLADE Focus

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25 September 2017

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BLADE - Roll out AIRBUS - Sylvain Ramadier
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22 September 2017

BLADE - Roll out

BLADE is organized through Europe’s Clean Sky aeronautical research program. The BLADE project involves 21 European partners with 500 contributors, including GKN Aerospace: designer of the starboard laminar flow wing panel, and Saab: designer of the port wing segment.

Read more
BLADE - Roll out Airbus - Master Films - D. Vicart
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22 September 2017

BLADE - Roll out

Known as project BLADE – an acronym for Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe – this research effort utilises the first-ever A340 jetliner produced by Airbus, with its outboard wings replaced with approximately 10-meter-long laminar wing panels. These panels represent about two-thirds of the wing size on a short- or medium-range airliner, for which the laminar flow technology is deemed best suited.

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BLADE - Roll out Airbus - Master Films - D. Vicart
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22 September 2017

BLADE - Roll out

DCIM\101MEDIA\DJI_0014.JPGKnown as project BLADE – an acronym for Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe – this research effort utilises the first-ever A340 jetliner produced by Airbus, with its outboard wings replaced with approximately 10-meter-long laminar wing panels. These panels represent about two-thirds of the wing size on a short- or medium-range airliner, for which the laminar flow technology is deemed best suited.

Read more
BLADE - Roll out Airbus - Master Films - D. Vicart
 / 
22 September 2017

BLADE - Roll out

Known as project BLADE – an acronym for Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe – this research effort utilises the first-ever A340 jetliner produced by Airbus, with its outboard wings replaced with approximately 10-meter-long laminar wing panels. These panels represent about two-thirds of the wing size on a short- or medium-range airliner, for which the laminar flow technology is deemed best suited.

Read more
BLADE - Roll out Airbus - Master Films - D. Vicart
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22 September 2017

BLADE - Roll out

Known as project BLADE – an acronym for Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe – this research effort utilises the first-ever A340 jetliner produced by Airbus, with its outboard wings replaced with approximately 10-meter-long laminar wing panels. These panels represent about two-thirds of the wing size on a short- or medium-range airliner, for which the laminar flow technology is deemed best suited.

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18 June 2017

A380plus 01

Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus”. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4% fuel burn savings.

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