Dutch airline KLM is funding a pioneering aeronautical project which could see the shape and layout of commercial airplanes changed forever according to daily mail
The dazzling ‘Flying-V’ structure, financially supported by KLM, has a similar wingspan as existing planes and can convey up to 314 travelers.
It is named after the iconic Gibson Flying-V electric guitar used by various amazing players – from Eddie Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix, to Brian May and Keith Richards.
The concept craft, developed by researchers at Delft Technology University in the Netherlands, flares diagonally backward from it nose to create the striking V-shape. Its designers state this one of a kind setup utilizes 20 percent less fuel. The wings would host the passenger space, cargo hold, fuel tanks, and all other infrastructure, it is believed.
A couple of turbofan stream engines will be mounted at its back and the structure would radically decrease both the carbon footprint of air travel and the use on fuel.
Pieter Elbers, the KLM CEO, refused to reveal the exact extent of the project but it is being heralded as a potential leader in the field of ‘economical aeronautics activities’.
Its size makes it a practically identical to the customary Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787 and it is ready to utilize existing doors, overhangs, and runways.
Its all out width is 215ft (65m) and its length will be marginally shorter, at 180 ft (55m).
Details of what the inside will look like are scarce but it will inevitably allow for a range of innovative seating arrangements, rooms, and fittings.