Other Open Access
Following the successful initial Special Issue on “Aircraft Design (SI-1/2017)”, this is already the second SI “Aircraft Design (SI-2/2020)”. Activities in the past showed that aircraft design may be a field too small to justify its own (subscription-based) journal. A continuous open access special issue may fill the gap. As such, the Special Issue “Aircraft Design” can be a home for all those working in the field who regret the absence of an aircraft design journal. SI-2/2020 contains seven papers; an Editorial: 1.) "Publishing in 'Aircraft Design' with a Continuous Open Access Special Issue" and six Original Research Articles about 2.) Amphibious Aircraft Developments, 3.) Design Space Exploration of Jet Engine Components, 4.) Study of Subsonic Wing Flutter, 5.) Design Optimization of a Blended Wing Body Aircraft, 6.) Discrete Mobile Control Surfaces, 7.) Electro-Impulse De-Icing Systems.