Experimental X-56A's thin, bendy wings herald a revolution in airliner design

The future of commercial aircraft will probably include long, thin, flexible wings that reduce weight and drag for extra efficiency and ride comfort. NASA and Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works division have been flight testing an experimental X-56A airframe with active flutter vibration suppression…
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