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NASA tests anti-bug aircraft coating

from AVweb

Aircraft of the future could be more fuel-efficient, says NASA, thanks to new non-stick coatings they recently tested that shed insect residue. By staying cleaner and bug-free, the coated wings are more aerodynamic. NASA tested five coatings recently during a two-week project in Shreveport, Louisiana, flying the Boeing 757 ecoDemonstrator. "One of the five coating/surface combinations showed especially promising results," said Fay Collier, project manager for the environmentally responsible aviation project. more


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