Air travel will no doubt change dramatically in the near future as companies fine-tune existing and/or new airplane designs to be more efficient, which is something the Boeing Transonic Truss-Braced Wing concept gives us a taste of.
Developed in collaboration with NASA, the wings are characterized by an expansive 170-foot span that is achieved thanks to integrated trusses on the underside. The wings aim to provide enhanced efficiency for commercial airplanes presently in use, which would transform the look and operation of the aircrafts to be future-ready.
The Boeing Transonic Truss-Braced Wing concept is optimized for a cruising speed of Mach 0.80 (about 614mph) and could also help to limit noise generated during flight. The ultra-thin design allows planes to glide effortlessly through the air when on a commercial flight carrying packages or passengers.