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Airbus thinks goose tip could trim fuel consumption

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If planes flew in formation like wild geese they might use five to 10 percent less fuel, European aircraft maker Airbus said Wednesday as it signed up to test the idea. (techxplore.com) Más...

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Rusted69
Tim Lamborn 3
This story quacks me up!
RicBen
Ric Ben 2
There is nothing in the report about Wingtip Vortices that create turbulence.
MrWidgeon
Bill Bailey 1
Anyone remember the XB-70 crash ???????
ghstark
Greg S 1
If geese flew at >100 knots they wouldn't/couldn't fly in formation because of wake turbulence.
jbermo
jbermo 1
Airline travel of the future -super tight separation with full automation.
ASW20ST
ASW20ST 1
That is interesting: "Jet engines meanwhile produce a vortex that contains a flow of rising air". I was taught that the vortex (wake turbulence) was a byproduct of the wing producing lift. I knew the FAA had it wrong all along ;-) Nice job of fact-checking techxplore!
Highflyer1950
Highflyer1950 0
I’m guessing with Boeing leading the way? I can just see it now, SLOP 1 mile right, execute........your other right?

surrey
Neil Munro 0
And when they collide with one another???
jbsimms
James Simms 0
Howard The Duck or Daffy Duck

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