The world today is undeniably embracing the big changes happening when it comes to technology. The modern technology introduced the entire humanity to the high tech equipments and facilities that made the life of people easier. Big and highly important projects that are related to aerospace are even done. In this regard, here are 10 aerospace mega projects that you should know:
10. Rockwell B-1 Lancer
This is an aerospace mega project that’s done in order for the USAF or the United States Air Force to use as a strategic bomber jet. But in the year 1986, it was firstly used as a nuclear bomber by the USAF Strategic Air Command or SAC. It has 4 engines and variable-sweep wings.
9. Saab JAS 39 Gripen
It was way back in the year 1978 when Saab, a Swedish aerospace company manufactured the Saab JAS 39 Gripen. It is actually a multirole fighter aircraft that has a single engine and a lighter weight. 19 billion USD was the estimated budget for making this aircraft.
8. Eurofighter Typhoon
This aerospace project was absolutely big since there were 3 companies that majorly invested too much effort and expertise in making this multirole fighter jet. These companies were the Eurofighter GmbH, the EADS, and the Alenia Aeronautica BAE Systems.
7. Tupolev Tu-144
This aircraft has a braking parachute. The truth is, it is the very first transport aircraft that has supersonic speed. It was way back on December 31, 1968 when the prototype of this aircraft firstly flown. The company behind the creation of Tupolev Tu-144 was the Tupolev, which is a Russian aircraft company.
It was one of those first supersonic passenger airliners in the world. In the year 1969, it was firstly tried in the air to measure how capable it was to fly. And in the year 1976, it started offering commercial flights. It was a creation of two brilliant companies, which were the British Aircraft Corporation and the Aerospatiale.