Airbus Maveric Demonstrator Aircraft
Airbus has revealed MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls) its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator.
At 2 metres long and 3.2 metres wide, with a surface area of about 2.25m², MAVERIC features a disruptive aircraft design, that has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up-to 20 percent compared to current single-aisle aircraft. The “blended wing body” configuration also opens up new possibilities for propulsion systems type and integration, as well as a versatile cabin for a totally new on-board passenger experience.
Launched in 2017, MAVERIC first took to the skies in June 2019. Since then the flight-test campaign has been on-going and will continue until the end of Q2 2020.
Airbus expects to save fuel up to 20% per passenger-kilometer.
[airbus.com] – Airbus reveals its blended wing aircraft demonstrator
[cnn.com] – Airbus reveals futuristic blended wing aircraft design
[spiegel.de] – Airbus stellt neues Konzept für Passagierflugzeuge vor
[deepresource] – KLM Aims to Have Scale Model Wing Plane Flying This Year