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FlexSys's Wing Flaps Promise to Save Fuel

A more fuel-efficient wing flap
FlexSys's Wing Flaps Promise to Save Fuel

Innovator: Sridhar Kota 
Age: 55 
Title: Founder of FlexSys, a 12-person aerospace and automotive design firm in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Form and function: The company makes a wing flap with an internal skeleton that twists its shape in response to changes in flying conditions, increasing an airplane’s efficiency.