COULD THIS PLANE DESIGN BE THE FUTURE OF AVIATION?
The new "Flying-V" plane will see passengers seated inside the planes wings!
The Netherland’s KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has approved funding to help fund a new plane design called the Flying-V. Developed by the Technical University of Berlin and the Netherlands' Delft University of Technology “Flying-V,” is a radical new airplane design that seats passenger's inside the plane’s wings plus it also promises to be 20% more eco-friendlier than today's commercial aircraft — decreasing the amount of fuel needed for flights by a substantial 20 percent.
Based on the researchers’ calculations, the new design should allow the Flying-V to transport approximately the same number of passengers as an Airbus A350 using 20 percent less fuel.
KLM says it would be another 20 to 30 years before "Flying-V" could enter commercial service, however as part of KLM's 100th anniversary celebrations a mock-up of the new cabin design will be open to the public at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport in October