With backing from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, a scale flying model of an unconventional fuel-efficient long-haul airliner concept has made its debut at the airline’s 100th anniversary celebrations. The model is being prepared for flight tests to evaluate the low-speed behavior of the Flying-V design developed by the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft). The V-shaped aircraft has the same wing span and passenger capacity as the Airbus A350, but is predicted to use 20% less fuel. ...

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