The aerospace giant and NASA say the distinctive "blended wing body" design flew like a champ in low-speed tests and holds promise for quieter, more fuel-efficient aircraft yet to come.
The design, which is thought to be highly fuel efficient and offer longer range, could someday become the universal standard. But first comes several more years of tests.
Could this be the next great aircraft design? Within 10 years, a full-sized version of the hybrid wing body may offer big boosts in range, fuel efficiency, and quiet flight.