Fuel-efficient planes

The Future Of Fuel-Efficient Aircraft

In June 17, 2019

The future of aircraft is well on its way to creating a more sustainable means of air travel. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have agreed to fund the development of a V-shaped, fuel-efficient airplane design known as the Flying-V. The unique design incorporates the passenger cabin, fuel tanks and cargo hold into the wings.

“It’s claimed the plane will use 20% less fuel than the Airbus A350-900 while carrying a similar number of passengers — the Flying-V will seat 314, while the Airbus A350 seats between 300 and 350. The design also mirrors the A350’s 65-meter (213 feet) wingspan, enabling it to use existing airport infrastructure.”

Creators of the futuristic airplane hope to fly a scale model by September 2019, while a mock-up of the new cabin design will be open to the public at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport in October 2019 as part of KLM’s 100th anniversary celebrations. The completed plane is expected to enter service between 2040 and 2050.

For more information on the future of the Flying-V, click here or visit Official Travel Documents for more updates.

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