A NASA airliner concept

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Predicting what lies in store over the next 100 years of aviation is challenging. The framework for the near term (the next 20 or 30 years) is already in place, with new airliner programmes such as the Airbus A350, A380 and Boeing 787. And six teams are studying advanced airliner concepts for NASA.

Advancements in military aircraft like the Lockheed Martin F-22, F-35A Joint Strike Fighter and Eurofighter Typhoon are set to be with us well into the first half of the century. But surely some of the exciting new technology currently in the minds of the industry’s boffins will lead to more imaginative creations appearing in the longer term?

 Read more of Max Kingsley-Jones’ feature on the next 100 years of flight… and see a gallery of images on AirSpace for future aircraft concepts….

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One Response to A NASA airliner concept

  1. Aircraft Lover 11 January, 2009 at 7:12 am #

    I read your post and liked it a lot honestly. I cant wait to see what the future predicts in the aviation industry.

    I heard that the Boeing 787 will be fantastic in a Conference about aircraft I attended

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