Researchers test new long-range concept
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June 25, 2019 - by DAVID KAMINSKI-MORROW for flightglobal.com
The Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute in Moscow says the development of a "next-generation" aircraft design is a "key challenge", and it is looking at concepts to generate greater range at higher speeds.
It is exploring two different wing sweeps on a model with a typical circular fuselage. The sweep of 30° is intended for cruising at M0.83-0.84 while another, slightly greater, sweep could raise this to M0.84-0.85.
"There is a growing interest in new aircraft of moderate passenger capacity – some 200-250 seats – capable of...