Future Airplane AMELIA short takeoff and landing airliner

Researchers from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif. in January 2012, tested a future aircraft concept model called AMELIA (Advanced Model for Extreme Lift and Improved Aeroacoustics) in support of the NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Program.

The model, has a 10-foot wing span and is 1/11th scale. It was tested in the National Full-Scale Aerodynamic Complex. AMELIA was designed as a 150-passenger regional cruise efficient, short takeoff and landing airliner.



Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center / Dominic Hart

Future Airplane AMELIA short takeoff and landing airliner