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August 21, 2023

Boeing Prepares to Transform MD-90 Into X-66A

Dawn of the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing

Boeing is making ready to modify an MD-90 narrow-body airliner—transforming the machine radically for purpose of testing the company’s Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) architecture under the auspices of NASA's Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project. Upon completion of an extensive series of structural modifications, the MD-90 will emerge as the X-66A.

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