NEW YORK, February 19. /Corr. Alexey Kachalin/. The national Board of the USA on Aeronautics and research of space administration (NASA) decided to develop a new generation of aircraft, the operation of which will enable civil aviation to save $225 billion over 25 years. X-planes will be “cleaner, quieter and even faster”, said NASA on Thursday.
A program called “New horizons aviation” (Aviation New Horizons) for 10 years. The cost of it already included in the draft budget of the USA in the 2017 financial year (starts 1 October), presented by the White house on 9 February. The expenditure side is formed in the amount of $4,147 trillion, revenue was $3,644 trillion. After approval of the project budget, NASA will implement programs designed to achieve new heights in efficiency, the noise reduction of aircraft engines, and modify the ways of movement in the air and on the ground.
“We are in the right place at the right time with the necessary technology,” said Jauan Chin of the research Department of Aeronautics NASA. “The full potential of our technologies can’t be implemented in the configuration of modern aircraft wings and turbine engines. We require that future X-planes proved conclusively the ability of the technology to make airplanes (environmentally) friendlier to the planet, to reduce delays (paths) without compromising the safety of passengers, but with the support of the industry, which plays a critical role in the economic vitality of our country,” he added.
NASA described the approximate direction of the project. The office will focus on hybrid configurations of wings, the revolutionary forms of the fuselage, supersonic models, the use of biofuels.
On the development and construction of experimental samples will take several years, so the first flights took place within 2020. Naturally, the work schedule will depend on funding.