The Next Big Wing in Aviation

Boeing X-48BBoeing X-48B
Boeing's new X-48B is aviation stripped down to the basics — all wing, with no tail and no distinct fuselage. Slated to begin test flights this year, the Blended Wing Body (BWB) prototype measures just 21 ft. across but may herald an era of truly massive heavy lifters, with enough internal volume to hold vast amounts of cargo and as many as 800 passengers.

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