Friday, January 24, 2014

Fwd: The secret is UNVEILED, B-797


It can comfortably

fly 10,000 Miles (16,000 km) at Mach 0.88 or 654 mph (1,046

km/h) with 1000 passengers on board ! 

They have

kept this secret long enough.
This shot was taken last month

by an amateur







Boeing is

  preparing this 1000 passenger Jet Liner that could reshape

  the Air Travel Industry. Its radical "Blended Wing &

  Fuselage" design has been developed by Boeing in

  cooperation with NASA Langley Research Centre. The mammoth

  aircraft will have a wing span of 265 feet compared to 211

  feet of its 747, and its been designed to fit within the

  newly created Air Terminals for the 555 seat Airbus A380,

  which is 262 feet wide.


The new

  797 is Boeing's direct response to the Airbus A380, which

  has racked up orders for 159 already. Boeing decided to

  kill its 747X Stretched Super Jumbo in 2003 after little

  interest was shown for it by Airline Companies, but

  continued to develop its "Ultimate Airbus Crusher", the

  797 at its Phantom Works Research Facility in Long Beach,


The Airbus

  A380 had been in the works since 1999 and has accumulated

  $13 Billion in development costs, which gives Boeing a

  huge advantage. More so because Airbus is thus committed

  to the older style tubular structure for their aircraft

  for decades to come.


 There are several big

  advantages in the "Blended Wing & Fuselage" design,

  the most important being the ?Lift to Drag? ratio which is

  expected to increase by an amazing 50%, resulting in an

  overall weight reduction of the aircraft by 25%, making it

  an estimated 33% more fuel efficient than the A380, and

  thus making the Airbus's $13 Billion Dollar investment

  look pretty shaky.


  Airframe Rigidity" is another key factor in the "Blended

  Wing & Fuselage" technology. It reduces turbulence and

  creates less stress on the airframe which adds to fuel

  efficiency, giving the 797 a tremendous 10,000 Mile range

  with 1,000 passengers on board cruising comfortably at

  Mach 0.88 or 654 MPH, which gives it another advantage

  over the tube-and-wing designed A380's 570



The exact

  date ! for introduction of the 797 is as yet unclear, but

  the battle lines are clearly drawn in the high-stakes war

  for future civilian aircraft




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