New Tests Pending For X-48 Flying Wing

By Michael Mecham

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center expects to enter a second phase of flight tests of Boeing’s tailless flying-wing X-48B as early as next week.

Those tests are a prelude to introduction of a revised version of the hybrid-wing aircraft in about a year that will be more fuel efficient, have lower emissions, and more closely resemble NASA’s ideal for hybrid wing-body aircraft ...

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