Plane Flying-V with the unusual design, rises into the air for a test flight in October 2019
Celestial giant has named the Flying-V
Dutch airline KLM started financing the development of a prototype V-shaped aircraft designed to accommodate passengers in the wings to save fuel. Celestial giant has named the Flying-V and is not similar to any of the existing aircraft – so strange was his form that could revolutionize aviation.
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According to KLM, the futuristic design of the fuselage according to the calculations consumes 20% less fuel than the most modern Airbus A350. Custom design will not only save fuel but makes the plane more stable in flight, say the engineers.
Researchers believe that the prototype aircraft can be ready this fall. However, trials can take years, and the first civil modification is unlikely to emerge before 2040, according to CNN. However, if the draft Flying-V will pass all the necessary tests will receive a certificate, it will be the first plane in which the passengers are located in the wings.
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The idea of creating a environmentally sound and economically efficient aircraft, came up with the student Justus Benado, which at the time of designing was a student at the technical University of Berlin. Draft Flying-V interested Delft University of technology the Netherlands, in close cooperation with KLM – it has funded promising project.
Draft Flying-V sponsored by KLM
As an advanced Airbus A350, Flying V will be able to carry 314 passengers or 524 square meters of cargo in the cargo modification, according to KLM. The aircraft will also have a standard wingspan to match a shot of the hangars or runways.
Flying V will be able to carry 314 passengers
“Flying-V is smaller than the A350, and has a smaller surface area. The result is less resistance with the air, and this means that Flying-V need less fuel to overcome the same distance than the A350,” said project Manager Roelof Vos.
Civil modification is unlikely to emerge before 2040
The aircraft also uses the most economical turbofan engines, which exist, says KLM. While the current engine still uses fuel, in the future it can be converted to use electrical turbogenerators.
As soon as passengers are increasingly flying long-haul airlines want to reduce the CO2 emissions of new aircraft by 35% by the end of 2030. “Our ultimate goal – a flight with no emissions at all,” concluded Vos.
We will remind that earlier in the United States showed the interior of the doomsday plane. At the same time the Americans were prepared to test the secret “aircraft-bullet”.
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