CONVENTIONAL AIRCRAFT

 

The skies have always fascinated humankind, and the dream of flight has been pursued by scientists, inventors, and engineers through the ages. More than a century after the heyday of aircraft pioneers such as the Wright Brothers and Santos-Dumont, we tend to think of the air as being conquered, an old-hat technology. But new innovations relating to flight are constantly being researched, and aspects of our atmosphere that are still only very tenuously explored. The age of flight, it seems, is only just getting started.

Conventional winged aircraft such as airlanes and jets are the vanguard of aircraft technology in the public's eye, and are the areas where advancements in aircraft technology are most closely watched.

WING-IN-GROUND EFFECT CRAFT
Hauling cargoes at extreme low altitudes.
FORWARD-SWEPT WING AIRCRAFT
Greater maneuverability with a forward sweep.
BLENDED WING BODY AIRCRAFT
The next generation airliner.
BOX WING JETS
Double wings for the jet age.
PULSE DETONATION ENGINE
Explosive jet engine.
ORNITHOPTER
Aircraft that fly like birds.
OBLIQUE FLYING WING
Asymmetric hypersonic flight.
SCRAMJETS
Extreme hypersonic speeds.


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