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Boeing’s X-48C Blended Wing Body wraps up flight tests


The Boeing X-48C research aircraft flew for the 30th and final time April 9, 2013, marking the successful completion of an eight-month flight-test program to explore and further validate the aerodynamic characteristics of the Blended Wing Body design concept.



Learn about Blended Wing Body aircraft, a remotely piloted experimental jet shaped like a manta ray. Engineer Bob Liebeck explains how Boeing is working with NASA to explore fuel savings and other potential benefits of this exciting airplane design.