Aerospace

Next-Gen Sustainable Aircraft Design

In designing the next generation of passenger-carrying airplanes, NASA’s aeronautical innovators  are keeping the environment, efficiency, electrification, and economy in mind. NASA is focusing on four technologies to help deal with efficiency challenges related to aerodynamics, propulsion, and weight. The technologies include electrified aircraft propulsion, small core gas turbine, transonic truss-braced wing, and high rate composites.