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This Future Aircraft is a Joint Creation from MIT and NASA

 - Apr 9, 2019
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Aviation in the coming years is no doubt going to change dramatically, which is being supported by new designs like this future aircraft that boasts a distinctly fine-tuned functionality. Created by engineers at MIT and NASA, the aircraft features wings that are compromised of hundreds of individual pieces that allow it to change its shape in-flight. This could help to dramatically increase the efficiency of the aircraft and even help with maintenance for a better overall design compared to existing solutions.

The future aircraft makes use of both stiff and flexible components to create better performance for pilots by helping with maneuverability, cruising, take-off and landing. The aircraft identifies what can be done to meet the increasing global transportation needs with a focus on efficiency.