FlightLab: The Future of Mobility Transport: Blended Wing Body Aircraft 14 June 2023 0930 - 1030

The revolutionary Blended Wing Body (BWB) aircraft design, which promises to provide over 30% more aerodynamic efficiency than today’s tube-and-wing designs, is at an inflection point in its history. NASA, Defense Innovation Unit, and the Department of the Air Force are teaming up with industry to accelerate its development and flight-test a full-scale demonstration aircraft by 2027. 

Listen to industry and government subject matter experts involved in its development discuss its progress, impact, and what to expect in its trajectory over the coming years. 

  • Roberto Guerrero Roberto Guerrero
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy
  • Fayette Collier Fayette Collier
    Associate Director for Flight Strategy, Integrated Aviation Systems Program, Aeronautics, NASA
  • Placeholder-Male Daniel Pike
    U.S. Air Force Operational Energy, Chief of Future Technologies & Acquisition Manager
  • Placeholder-Male Lee Robinson
    Head of Partnerships, DIU (Defense Innovation Unit)