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DateDate: 6-05-2019, 06:00

Despite the fact that passenger-type air vehicles have existed for more than a hundred years, they still rely on a rather old and limited technical concept using so-called control surfaces. These surfaces are various flaps, protrusions, ailerons and other elements on the outside of the wings and the body of the aircraft, with which it manages to maneuver in the air, controlling the flow of air passing through these elements. However, experts from the company BAE Systems were able to create an absolutely unprotected type of prototype aircraft without these elements.
So far, the project is called Wing Circulation Control and was created in collaboration with aviation engineering professionals from the University of Manchester. The prototype is a flat plane with a single wing span without additional elements, which is controlled and maneuvers in the airspace using special high-speed air dampers with jet engines located behind.
These flaps release compressed air and distribute it over the entire surface of the wing of the aircraft, thereby providing it with a truly high level of mobility and maneuverability, and all this is done at a completely autonomous level, without the participation of third-party pilots or operators. Many have already managed to christen the project as a “patchwork” aircraft, but this does not in any way diminish its importance and flight efficiency - and therefore it is worth noting that Wing Circulation Control has really great chances to be realized later as a full-fledged commercial project.
In addition, the developers themselves are confident that if they succeed in following the originally designated plan, then very soon the aircraft will serve as the main base for the assembly of new experimental aircraft. And this may in the near future even change the very concept of the flight of such transports.