Date of Submission

Spring 2018

Project Type

Senior Design


Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering

Primary Advisor

Dr. Adeel Khalid


Today’s aircraft require new innovation to be able to produce the same amount of lift, but with the design decrease the amount of drag produced. The X-JAC ECT has the ability and is an innovative airframe to reduce today’s fuel costs. The baseline comparison for the X-JAB is the Boeing 747-400 aircraft, the payload, range, speed, and altitude are the same f or the X-JAB and the 747. Through use of supercritical airfoils, the X-JAB was designed as a blended wing body aircraft to produce more lift while evenly balancing the weight of the aircraft and the payload. Through parametric analysis and flow simulations, the X-JAB is able to achieve a 31.6% reduction in fuel costs compared to the Boeing 747-400. 2