The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus had unveiled a concept airplane for the year 2050 that would transform the present day tiring air journey to a sightseeing strip. The aircraft has a lean structure with a blended fuselage and blended wings. The tail wings are ‘U’ shaped and rap the engines to reduce the nice. The plane doesn’t have a vertical central rudder like present-day planes. The wing design resembles modern-day fighter planes like F22 and PAK-FA (T50) more than the commercial planes.
Last year I wrote another post about a future concept plane of Airbus. That model very much resembles this aircraft body. It seems that the major change in the new concept is the materials used. To know more about the aircraft structure read my previous post.
Rather than having a metal body it will have a hard skeleton and the rest made of reusable or biodegradable plant based materials. The skeleton mimics the bone structure of the birds so as to get maximum strength with minimum weight. The cabin walls will be able to turn transparent at your touch giving a panoramic view from thousands of feet up in the air. There are no separate windows.
Bio-metric Passenger Identification
Bio-metric passenger identification system identifies the passengers who are to board the plane instead of using boarding cards. Your hand luggage’s can also be securely stored away without having to be worried about it.
The plane will not be divided into classes rather it will be divided into two sections separated by a central interaction area. The front area can be used for relaxation and enjoyment while the rear section can be used for working. The midsection can be utilized for games, meetings, parties etc.
Comfortable and Energy Harvesting Seats
The seats are made light and thin which gives more leg and cabin space and hence gives the plane more load carrying capability. The seats are bio-morphing, that is it can be molded into your shape and size so that your journey becomes comfortable. Energy harvesting seats can draw heat from your body and convert it to electrical energy and drive the different systems in the plane. This also reduced the demand on air cooling which otherwise have to spend more energy to cool the cabin.
The traditional LCD displays are replaced by holographic displays which leave the interior of the plane with little obstacles.