February 11 news, Airbus has launched the ” MAVERIC” blended wing verification plane. It is reported that this is used for robust innovation control verification and testing of the model aircraft, for the equal scale model technology verification machine, not the final product. The Rangers project was launched in 2017 and the first flight was completed last June. With this disruptive design, the MAVERIC has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by 20% compared to the current single-aisle aircraft.
At the same time, officials say the “MAVERIC” wing body fusion configuration opens up new possibilities for different types of propulsion systems and their integration, and that the versatile cabin can also provide a new experience for passengers.
“MAVERIC” refers to maverick and unconventional people in English.
In addition, blended wing is a long-established concept of aircraft design. As the name suggests, it combines the traditional fuselage with the wing structure into a flying wing-like exterior. This allows the aircraft to lift and improve fuel efficiency. Aircraft designed with blended wing have a flat, wing-sectional body that produces a portion of the lift. Its wings and other parts are smoothly engaged with the fuselage.