Commercial Cargo Derivative Study of the Advanced Hybrid Wing Body Configuration with Over-Wing Engine NacellesLM has leveraged our partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and NASA on the advanced hybrid wing body (HWB) concept to develop a commercial freighter which addresses the NASA Advanced Air Transport Technology (AATT) Project goals for improved efficiency beyond 2025. The current Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Revolutionary Configurations for Energy Efficiency (RCEE) program established the HWB configuration and technologies needed for military transports to achieve aerodynamic and fuel efficiencies well beyond the commercial industry's most modern designs. This study builds upon that effort to develop a baseline commercial cargo aircraft and two HWB derivative commercial cargo aircraft to quanitify the benefit of the HWB and establish a technology roadmap for further development.
Contractor Report (CR)
Hooker, John R. (Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. Marietta, GA, United States)
Wick, Andrew T. (Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. Marietta, GA, United States)
Hardin, Christopher J. (Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. Marietta, GA, United States)