32th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences

03.4 - Applied Aerodynamics

BLADE - NATURAL LAMINAR FLOW FLIGHT TESTING

T. Gibson╣, B. Soucheleau╣, N. Rogers╣; ╣Airbus, United Kingdom

The BLADE aircraft was conceived under the Smart Fixed Wing Aircraft framework of the Clean Sky consortium to provide a platform for Natural Laminar Flow investigations at flight Reynolds numbers. Aspects of the aircraft design and the findings from its flight testing will be presented demonstrating the value achievable from such a unique flight demonstrator.


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