Boeing engineers recently made an important step in the maturation of the Blended Wing Body (BWB) aircraft concept thanks to a flow visualization test of a scale model in the Huntington Beach, Calif. water tunnel.
This cover illustration by CHRISTOPHER HANKS was created for a Frontiers magazine issue marking Boeing’s centennial. It has a strong focus on the future and the exciting possibilities for Boeing employees in the company’s second century, from extended space travel to hypersonic transports. It also pays tribute to the employees and innovations of Boeing’s first 100 years, which shaped the world and how we live. Connect with Christopher Hanks on Twitter
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To celebrate Founders Day, The Boeing Company assembled an unprecedented line-up of its commercial airplanes family at Boeing Field in Seattle. From the 707 to the 787 Dreamliner, nine airplanes that brought the world closer together and changed how people fly are captured in this photo.