Airbus unveils a futuristic passenger plane that seems created for space travelFeb 112020
The model, worthy of space travel cinema, is an experiment by the aerospace company that seeks to reduce the number of emissions.
The European aerospace manufacturer Airbus presented on Tuesday a model of futuristic integrated fuselage aircraft, designed to reduce carbon emissions by 20%.
The company has revealed in the Singapore air show a prototype of the smaller-scale aircraft - 3.2 meters wide and 2 meters long - after several months of testing in a secret polygon in France.
Baptized Maveric, the device with two engines in the queue, reduces resistance by increasing the effectiveness of the flight, although to some extent it makes control difficult.
"We believe it is the time to promote this technology and study what it can provide us. We need this groundbreaking technology to meet our environmental challenge. It is a new generation of aircraft and we are studying that option," said Airbus executive vice president for engineering, Jean -Brice Dumont, reports Reuters.
Dumont said that since the tests of the past, the industry has seen advances in materials that have lightened the airplanes, in addition to that the computing power has been increased, improving flight controls.
The manager said it is still early to predict whether the Maveric design will contribute to the next generation of medium-range aircraft, expected for the next decade. Meanwhile the prototype tests will continue in the second quarter of 2020.