For the leading American aircraft designers NASA is holding a contest. The basic conditions in the development of the aircraft are:
flight speed - not less than 85% of the speed of sound,
load capacity - from 23 to 46 tons
and range - more than 7,000 miles.
The competition also will take part the Russian company KRET (Concern "Radio-electronic technology»)
with the project of the future liner MS-21, where the on-board equipment of 80% will be produced in Russia.
The project, tentatively called Icon-II was developed by the "Boeing". Supersonic aircraft provides a record low noise and consumes significantly less fuel than existing models.
Green Supersonic Machine
This handsome developed in Lockheed Martin. V-shaped design, settled in the green, already hints at increased environmental liner. However, the technical data is really unknown.
The company Northrop Grumman presented the draft civil airliner of the "flying wing" design reminiscent of the famous American B-2 bombers.
Hybrid Wing Body H-Series
This project MIT implements the concept of wide-wing.
The project by GE Aviation
A small plane from the company GE Aviation - SUPER SAVER and extremely quiet. He does not need a lot of space for take-off, and the ship is able to take on almost any platform. Promises to create litter in 2030.
And it is - a concept developed by NASA scientists together with several American universities. The idea is that the tail of the compound with wings must not only reduce air resistance, thus facilitating the control of the aircraft, but also to reduce fuel consumption.
By 2016, Russia will have its own modern civilian passenger liner medium-type - MC-21.
The new model will emit 15-25% less carbon dioxide than existing aircraft. MC-21 - mostly Russian development. Engine for him, PD-14, meets all European requirements and standards of safety and environmental protection, are produced in Perm. Onboard equipment (OEE) will also be Russian. Most recently, "Aviapribor-Holding", a member of the group KRET, won the competition and has already signed a contract for the production of the first prototypes of the equipment.
Model MS-21 cockpit
The onboard electronics are usually designed for a particular ship, and only then, if necessary, be adapted to other models of aircraft. The problem is that the adaptation today is not much less than the development of the new complex. KRET promises a universal solution that will spend on adaptation is not more than 15% of the initial value and set the other avionics equipment, such as helicopters. Russia has long needed in today's competitive equipment for aircraft. It is unlikely that it was possible to create it without consolidation of instrument-making industry. Himself KRET group was formed not so long ago - in 2009 as part of the corporation Rostec. In 2012 it incorporated holding company "Aircraft Engineering". So, for the first time in 20 years there is talk of a plane from the Russian "stuffing." Maybe in 5 years and we do not need NASA-vskie development.