Airlift aircraft account for most of the jet fuel burned by the U.S. Air Force, and will do so for the foreseeable future, as today’s tankers and transports will remain in service for decades to come. The Air Force is looking for ways to reduce the fuel consumption of its existing aircraft, but at minimum cost with a quick return on investment.  Among the options being explored are coatings or engineered surfaces that reduce drag and can be applied during regular maintenance ...


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