Aeronautics company Aurora Flight Sciences has signed a $2.9 million contract with NASA for the development of experimental aircraft, and in particular, a twin-hull plane dubbed the “double bubble” D8. The fuel-efficient “double bubble,” designed in conjunction with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was created to streamline loading and unloading and facilitate smoother takeoffs.
Aurora Flight Sciences is hoping to commence service for the D8 service in 2027.
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