January 31, 2024
Blended-wing-body aircraft take flight
The aircraft industry has a carbon emissions problem, but the solution may not be that far off. PitchBook’s latest Emerging Tech Research analyst note examines blended-wing-body aircraft, a design maximizing fuel efficiency that’s been around for decades but is now finding support among startups looking to disrupt the aerospace industry. The note dives into variations on the design, detailing their history, and covers the startups taking on the big incumbents.
|The flying wing revisited
|BWB aircraft and the cost of sustainable fuel
|Startups versus incumbents