Northrop Grumman's SELECT aircraft
It'll be different, Northrop Grumman says, through the use in its airframe and "ultra high bypass ratio propulsion system" construction of ceramic composites, nanotechnology, and shape memory alloys. Like the GE entry, the SELECT would help alleviate congestion at overcrowded hub airports through its ability to make use of smaller, regional airports--on runways, according to Northrop Grumman, as short as 5,000 feet.
May 18, 2010 11:45 AM PDT
Photo by: NASA/Northrop Grumman
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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