NASA Developing Bug-Repellant Coating To Minimize Airline Fuel Emissions
NASA is looking to save airlines millions of dollars by developing a series of new technologies, with the latest being a bug-repellant coating.
NASA researchers have determined that bugs splattered on a commercial jet can can decrease fuel efficiency by as much as six percent, essentially disturbing the airflow over the surface.
In order to conquer the messy situation, NASA is testing a new bug-repellant coating technology that utilizes non-stick materials resulting in bugs sliding right off of a plane.
Boeing’s specially designed 757 ecoDemonstrator is in charge of testing NASA’s six different coatings at the moment, in order to determine which coating performs best.