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In the near future, the commercial airplane might be remodeled to solve current shortcomings while improving technology and “going green” if a Spanish designer’s futuristic plans are implemented.
Airplane design has come a long way since its invention by the Wright brothers more than a century ago. In the near future, the commercial airplane might be remodeled to solve current shortcomings while improving technology and “going green” if a Spanish designer’s futuristic plans are implemented.
Barcelona-based Oscar Viñals has designed an impressive Airbus 380-900 plane that resembles a huge, robotic whale, which is why it’s called the “Sky Whale.” About 263 feet long and with a wingspan of 288 feet, the Sky Whale has 3 floors seating 755 passengers.
The bottom economy-class floor offers standard views; the middle business-class floor offers some sky views; and the top first-class floor offers greater sky views and “all conceivable luxuries.”
The state-of-the-art ceramic or fibre composite aircraft boasts self-repairing wings; tilting engines that can take off from one spot or land on small runways; and the ability to separate its parts from the passenger area to potentially save lives if the plane crashes. Besides being safer, passengers can enjoy entertainment with features like virtual reality windows.
The proposed technology results in environmental benefits such as decreasing drag, fuel consumption, noise, toxic emissions, and excess weight. It also features more efficient wings with solar panels.
How do you like the idea of flying a sky whale?