This is the fuselage of NASA Future X-57 Maxwell all-electric aircraft.
As NASA celebrates National Aviation Day, the agency’s aeronautical innovators are working to transform air transportation to meet the future needs of the global aviation community. They are modifying existing designs and taking advantage of new technology to make aviation greener, by reducing fuel use and emissions and lowering noise levels.
NASA engineers and visionaries from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center and Langley Research Center watched as the Tecnam P2006T fuselage for the future all-electric X-57 Maxwell aircraft was uncrated and slowly rolled out. The fuselage will be integrated with an experimental, high-aspect ratio wing being designed at NASA Langley.