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  • Boeing's second X-48B air vehicle that has been modified into the X-48C.

    Second X-48B Modified Into X-48C Configuration

    Boeing's second X-48B air vehicle has been modified into the X-48C for research for NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation, or ERA, project.

  • Boeing's X-48B subscale Blended Wing Body aircraft completed its 50th test flight in early April 2009 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.

    Blended Wing Body Flies 50th

  • X-48B Blended Wing Body

    Time Magazine: X-48B One of Year's Top Inventions

    Time Magazine hailed the X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft for its innovative design and potential to transform air transportation.

  • X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft flies over the edge of Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

    Skyray 48 Takes Flight

    Remotely piloted plane to demonstrate blended wing shape.

  • BWB scale model transonic wind tunnel tests

    Flying Wing Design Tested

    A small-scale NASA model of a Boeing flying wing concept has just finished testing at the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center.

  • The X-48C Hybrid / Blended Wing Body technology demonstrator lifts into the skies after taking off from the bed of Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base on its first test flight.

    X-48 Hybrid / Blended Wing Body

    Boeing Phantom Works has partnered with NASA and the Air Force Research Laboratory to study the structural, aerodynamic and operational advantages of the Blended Wing Body concept, a cross between a conventional plane and a flying wing design.

  • X-48B sitting on Rogers Dry Lake

    X-48B Blended Wing Body

    Boeing Phantom Works has partnered with NASA and the Air Force Research Laboratory to study the structural, aerodynamic and operational advantages of the Blended Wing Body concept, a cross between a conventional plane and a flying wing design.

  • BWB model in LFST

    X-48B Blended Wing Body

    NASA, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force are testing this innovative new aircraft design together.

  • Blended Wing Body model wind tunnel testing

    Blended Wing Soars

    For almost 100 years planes have looked like tubes with wings, but NASA research could change that.