Fuel emissions are just one of the things that we need to drastically lower in order to preserve our planet, and while many companies are trying to reduce fuel emissions, the Flying-V Plane might just be the best idea they’ve had yet.
Designed by researchers at Delft University of Netherlands with the support of KLM, the plane could change air travel forever.
Researchers say that the V-Plane will have the same wingspan as other planes, but the seats will be placed in the wings, and it will fit around 314 people. Peter Elbers, the KLM chief executive, explained that reducing the carbon footprint will also reduce fuel costs. The new V-Plane is already being hailed as a pioneer in the area of “sustainable aviation initiatives.”
Peter Vink, professor of Applied Ergonomics and Design at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, played a huge role in designing the plane. He said that flying in these planes will be incredibly comfortable, and passengers will enjoy a lot of opportunities in terms of rest and meals. There will even be a buffet for passengers to enjoy!
Next month, experts will be testing the first scale model of the V-Plane. The V-Plane flies at a low speed, and the team of researchers has already announced multiple other tests. The researchers are hoping that the V-Plane will inspire other experts to create new pieces of technology that will provide better travel without polluting our environment.
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