AN important step towards a European laminar aircraft has been made by flight testing of a modified wing on a Fokker 100. During the tests which started on 12 November, laminar flow was achieved for a range of flight conditions. The initial results confirm that the expected drag reduction of up to 15% is attainable. This was revealed at a special presentation on 28 November at the Fokker facilities in the Netherlands.
(1992), "First Laminar Flow Flight Tests Prove Drag Reduction Potential: ELFIN project leads the way for European laminar aircraft", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 64 No. 1, pp. 5-7. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb037198
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