KLM, TU Delft complete demonstration flight for 'Flying-V' scale aircraft concept

1 September, 2020

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) completed (01-Sep-2020) a successful first demonstration flight of their 'Flying-V' scale aircraft concept revealed in Oct-2019. Computer calculations have predicted that the improved aerodynamic shape and reduced weight of the concept's v-shaped design has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by 20% versus current advanced aircraft types. [more - original PR]