In January 2012, researchers from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif. tested a future aircraft concept model in support of the NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Program. The model, called AMELIA (Advanced Model for Extreme Lift and Improved Aeroacoustics), has a 10-foot wing span and is 1/11th scale. It was tested in the National Full-Scale Aerodynamic Complex. AMELIA was designed as a 150-passenger regional cruise efficient, short takeoff and landing airliner.
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