25 July 2013
A five-year NASA research project has yielded a 100-passenger airliner that requires shorter runways for takeoff. The Cruise Efficient, Short Take-Off and Landing (Cestol) aircraft could land at underused, shorter runways or at smaller regional airports, which would relieve congestion and substantially reduce flight delays. A 2,500 pound model with a 10-foot wingspan has been wind-tested for the past year. The NASA project was led by researchers from California Polytechnic State University. (Image Credit: NASA)
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