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Assessment of Wingtip Modifications to Increase the Fuel Efficiency of Air Force Aircraft
Assessment of Wingtip Modifications to Increase the Fuel Efficiency of Air Force Aircraft
Author: Committee on Assessment of Aircraft Winglets for Large Aircraft Fuel Efficiency, National Research Council
The high cost of aviation fuel has resulted in increased attention by Congress and the Air Force on improving military aircraft fuel efficiency. One action considered is modification of the aircraft's wingtip by installing, for example, winglets to reduce drag. While common on commercial aircraft, such modifications have been less so on military...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780309104975
ISBN-10: 0309104971
Publication Date: 8/6/2007
Pages: 112
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Publisher: National Academies Press
Book Type: Paperback
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