The Wall Street Journal’s News Hub has put together a short video segment where NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden talked about the future of aviation. In the segment, Bolden stated that now is the time to be bold and think big. Hence, NASA is developing technologies that will make aircraft safer, faster, quieter and greener by being more fuel-efficient. Bolden also pointed out that NASA’s work is actually the most seen and felt by the general public because you will find NASA DNA in just about every military and civilian aircraft.
I think that Boeing has done an extremely successful job with the B787. The use of composite materials and efficient design has produced massive fuel savings and passenger pleasing interiors.