New Plane Designed By Students That Would Use 20% Less Fuel And KLM Is Already Building It
Air travel is one of the important factors when it comes to air pollution. It is supposed to be the most dangerous traveling option and even after various claims to be “eco-friendly”, most aviation giants have a long way to go when it comes to sustainability. But hopefully, with today’s technology, we will find new techniques to save the environment and be able to travel faster and safer. Engineers at the Delft University of Technology are working very hard to make this very hard thing possible.
The aerospace engineering team is building a new airplane that might change air travel forever.
Dutch airliner company KLM is contributing to the research of this new airplane prototype that is being constructed at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).
The first prototype of this plane was conceptualized by TU Berlin student, Justus Benad.
Justus created the concept for his project regarding potential aircraft designs for the future.
The aircraft is named after the iconic Gibson flying-v electric guitar.
Iconic artists like Jimi Hendrix, Brian May, and Keith Richards used to play it.
It is believed that the plane would burn up to 20% less fuel.
Which is a very significant environmental factor regarding current aviation adds to around 2.5 percent of global CO2 emissions.
The first test flight is expected this September and the actual plane should be released around the year 2040.
The plane will be able to carry 314 passengers and they will be seated in the wings along with fuel tanks and cargo.