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Airbus to test New Laminar Wing on the A340

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According to a report from Flightglobal, Airbus will soon start flight testing an A340 that has been fitted with experimental laminar-flow wing sections. (compositesmanufacturingmagazine.com) More...

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2018paulrobbinx
Paul Robbins 4
Looks interesting
saifus
Hope they come up with something new.
baqwas
Matha Goram -2
Shouldn't Lufthansa retire its A340 fleet and then Airbus can say goodbye to this experiment? What advantage does A340 hold over its siblings or even the more aesthetic rivals?
paulgilpin1953
paul gilpin 4
the a340 is simply the test bed for this technology/technique. they picked one up cheap one weekend and said let's use this.
baqwas
Matha Goram 1
Thanks for the clarification. I guess I jumped the gun by not reading (or comprehending) the article fully. There are plenty of idle A340 for these experiments.
paulgilpin1953
paul gilpin 1
no worries. and a thank you to yourself, for not calling me out on my sarcasm regarding the "cheap one weekend" phrase.

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