Aurora moves forward in flight demonstration of next-generation active flow control for electric aircraft
Aurora Flight Sciences is testing integrated subsystem components, and carrying out CRANE fabrication, assembly, ground test, and flight demonstration.
ARLINGTON, Va. – Aerospace designers at Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. in Manassas, Va. are moving forward in flight demonstration for a project to push the bounds of future electric aircraft by eliminating control surfaces like ailerons, rudders, and flaps.
Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., announced a $41.4 million order to Aurora in December to continue with the second and third phases of the Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors (CRANE) project.
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