Airbus revealed the details of the MAVERIC project

Airbus revealed the details of the MAVERIC project

Airbus, the European concern, has revealed the details of its new creation, MAVERIC, “an aircraft model for validating and experimenting with reliable, innovative controls.” This product is a demonstrator on which it is supposed to "run around" the structure of the so-called "mixed wing"


This term refers to the gradual transition of the fuselage into a triangular console. The length of the car is 2 meters, the width is 3,2 m. It is alleged that, in general, the chosen scheme allows reducing fuel costs by up to 20% when compared with a commensurate aircraft.

According to the developer, the application of the “mixed wing” technology gives additional potential for modeling various layouts of power plants, expanding the type of engines used.

The MAVERIC project started in 2017. The car first flew in June 2019. Since then, the flight test campaign has been ongoing and will continue until the end of the second quarter of 2020. However, specific dates for the start of operation of the new items are not defined.

The main task that was set by the creators is to work out the design for the purpose of the long-term development of the passenger aviation. At the same time, the similarity of the apparatus with military products is striking.

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  1. Lexus 14 February 2020 02: 15 New
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    Well, the integrated circuit finally got to civil aviation. smile
    1. Vladimir_2U 14 February 2020 03: 59 New
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      Something similar already happened, but not quite integral, but it’s ready to add the thickness of the wing.
      1. dauria 14 February 2020 11: 35 New
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        Something similar was already


        More than half a century ago. Even the commercial was a glass-room in the nose, passengers like in a movie theater. Northrop tried to sell this bomber to civilians. Then there were problems with sustainability. Now SPGs. Only with 20% savings is another question, how and what will "get around the corner." Although the B-2 flies, and nothing.
  2. voyaka uh 14 February 2020 02: 40 New
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    Such a scheme has 2 problems. And both are connected with passengers.
    The first is psychological. The interior is completely windowless. Closed space.
    The second is security. How to evacuate passengers with such a multi-corridor
    wide but short cabin?
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    2. Vladimir_2U 14 February 2020 03: 20 New
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      Quote: voyaka uh
      The interior is completely windowless. Closed space

      I have a problem too! Make the floor transparent and all business! wassat
      1. bessmertniy 14 February 2020 07: 09 New
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        And then the stewards to remove this transparent floor from everything opaque, than they will smear it! repeat After all, not every passenger can be indifferent to what seems to be hanging in the air. request
        1. Vladimir_2U 14 February 2020 07: 11 New
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          Problem, yeah ... But I thought it over! We set aside the usual floor, and on airplanes we carry either submariners or miners, or even better gaming rooms, all the way to windows to one place!
          1. bessmertniy 14 February 2020 07: 33 New
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            The ideal passenger turns out - a load of 200. crying recourse
        2. PROXOR 14 February 2020 10: 51 New
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          Yes, make up transparent and all.
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      2. Vladimir61 14 February 2020 08: 35 New
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        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        I have a problem too! Make the floor transparent and all business!

        Why so dramatically? Outdoor camera + monitor for each row of seats!
      3. Grigory_45 14 February 2020 12: 03 New
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        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        I have a problem too! Make the floor transparent and all business!

        after the flight, they torture him to launder))
    3. U-58 14 February 2020 08: 07 New
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      Not a problem . Instead of a window you put the TV monitor. Yes, pessenzhir button switch views: sideways, forward, backward, upward.
      4K (or even 8), Zoom, color. In short, all things
      1. Grigory_45 14 February 2020 12: 07 New
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        Quote: U-58
        Not a problem . Instead of a window you put the TV monitor.

        this will not solve the problem. A person knows that he is looking through the camera, and not directly with his eyes. The problem of confined space is not removed by monitors. By the way, on modern tanks equipped with video surveillance systems, it’s quite difficult for the driver to adapt to driving the car only through monitors, and not observing the terrain from an open hatch or through triplexes.
    4. PROXOR 14 February 2020 10: 51 New
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      The third is forgotten. Infrastructure more than the world's airports will not be able to service these aircraft.
    5. kupitman 14 February 2020 11: 03 New
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      as an option, emergency exits can be located on the roof or in front. But the implementation is complicated, I agree
    6. Grigory_45 14 February 2020 12: 05 New
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      Quote: voyaka uh
      Such a scheme has 2 problems. And both are connected with passengers.

      it is as a civilian liner. The transporter or bomber / missile carrier will not have such problems - on the contrary, rather large internal volumes with a relatively small fuselage.
      1. Simargl 14 February 2020 19: 15 New
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        Quote: Gregory_45
        The transporter or bomber / missile carrier will not have such problems - on the contrary, rather large internal volumes with a relatively small fuselage.
        The military has been using this for a long time: Tu-160, for example, Su-27 ++ ...
  3. Victor_B 14 February 2020 02: 52 New
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    If it works out ...
    But what if?
    The scheme is unusual. For civil aviation.
    Will it be commercially successful?
  4. mark1 14 February 2020 07: 28 New
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    Tu-404 never left the project in the 90s. It is in this way.
    NK-44 under it worked out, the forerunner of PD-35
    1. Errr 14 February 2020 07: 55 New
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      Quote: mark1
      Tu-404 never left the project in the 90s.
      And why only would Tu want to give number 404?
      As you call a yacht, so she sails. smile
      It was a joke. I could not resist.
      1. mark1 14 February 2020 08: 27 New
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        Quote: Herrr
        As you call a yacht, so she sails.

        Probably because of this they called it so that "swimming" was no longer shining in any of the perspectives.
  5. Eug
    Eug 14 February 2020 09: 43 New
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    The boundary layer with the generated vortices (due to them creates a lifting force) will fly directly into the air intakes, and there is no room for stabilization of the disturbed flow. And on takeoff and landing, the engines will be obscured by the integrated fuselage. In principle, it can be solved, but you need to very carefully work out the shape of the fuselage at the transition from the maximum thickness to the wing.
  6. Engineer 14 February 2020 09: 46 New
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    Myasishchev’s case lives and thrives, but not at home
  7. Tartar 14 February 2020 17: 11 New
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    I tried to blow Irkut a similar model 15 years ago.
  8. Tooks 14 February 2020 18: 46 New
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    There may still be problems with alignment if passengers hang out freely around the cabin.