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Boeing unveiled an ultra thin wings concept aircraft on Thursday at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition in San Diego, California, U.S.
The newest Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW), which researchers say will fly at Mach 0.8 (965 km/h), faster than the previous TTBW concepts.
The ultra-thin 170feet folding wing sits on the fuselage and supported by truss, is aimed at sharply reducing fuel usage while flying at close to 965km/h.
For nearly a decade, Boeing and NASA have been studying the concept as part of the Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) program. The research focuses on innovative concepts that reduce noise and emissions while enhancing performance.