Natural Laminar Flow wing technology to be demonstrated
A Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) wing is considered to be one of the key developments to reduce drag in the next generation of aircraft and has the potential to provide 3-4% fuel savings.
GKN Aerospace is now taking NLF wing design and evaluation work, completed in phase one of Clean Sky, into the 'phase two' development of a ground-based structural systems demonstrator. The Company is also set to design and manufacture major components of the NLF wing flight demonstrator, due to be tested in 2014/2015.
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