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Source: NASA

NASA Aims For Aviation Renaissance With Fuel Efficient Next-Gen Aircraft

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While it doesn’t get as much attention as the evolution of vehicles, NASA have been working on the improvement of aircraft travel. They’ve developed a series of X-planes that tackle various limitations of today’s industry. One of the latest concepts is an aircraft that reduces fuel consumption.

Called the Single-aisle Turboelectric AiRCraft, the concept plane features a different boundary layer than conventional airplanes. It combines turbofan jets with a boundary-layer ingesting engine. Air that flows along the body of these aircrafts is collected by these giant fans and converted into thrust, which is known as the STARC-ABL concept.