The landscape of wing technology is changing. For the better. We’re excited to see NASA and MIT moving ahead with their solution for a morphing wing concept, working to bring us closer to the reality of widely-adopted morphing structures in airframes of the future. We look forward to working in this vein alongside them to continue to raise awareness around the need for this technology in every application.
MIT describe the problem we are trying to solve beautifully: “for each of the phases of a flight — takeoff and landing, cruising, maneuvering and so on — each has its own, different set of optimal wing parameters, so a conventional wing is necessarily a compromise that is not optimized for any of these, and therefore sacrifices efficiency. A wing that is constantly deformable could provide a much better approximation of the best configuration for each stage.”