The whole world is celebrating the international environment day on 5th of June and there have been many discussions about the measures that should be taken to protect the mother earth. It is not a secret that our globe us facing some critical issues because of the pollution of the environment and among other causes one main factor which contributes for the air pollution is none other than the air travels.
One of the major outcomes of globalization is the creation of new relationships around the world. People began to travel across continents and as a result air travels became a regularity. In a single day, thousands of aircraft are crossing the borders of several territories and the pollution that it causes is tremendous. Many studies are being conducted by intellectuals to find a solution for this issue and the engineers at the Delft University of technology are also working hard to find an effective solution to this issue.
The aerospace engineering team is working on a new airplane model that might change air travel for good.
Image credits: Edwin Wallet, studio OSO
This new airplane prototype is being researched with the contribution of the Dutch airline company KLM which is constructed at the Delft University of Technology. (TU Delft).
The first prototype of this plane was conceptualized by TU Berlin student, Justus Benad.
He 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.
This famous guitar was played by iconic artists like Jimi Hendrix, Brian May, and Keith Richards.
It is believed that the plane would burn up to 20% less fuel.
This can be considered as the biggest benefit of the aircraft considering the current aviation contributes to around 2.5% of global CO2 emissions.
The first test flight is expected to happen this September and the actual plane should be released around the year 2040.
This plane would be able to carry 314 passengers and they will be seated in the wings along with fuel tanks and cargo.
Watch this video to find more details about this aircraft: