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This next-generation plane prototype with a blended wing body could be the future of airplane travel.
The futuristic concept by Airbus has been a secret project since 2017 and now the aviation giant has unwrapped its prototype called Maveric; a two meters long by three meters wide, remote-controlled small-scale aircraft. It was unveiled during the Singapore Air Show 2020.
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Maveric pushes innovative aircraft design to the limit with it’s “blended wing body” that could reduce carbon emissions by 20% and enhance passenger experience with its spacious cabin layout. The seats are reported to have more legroom and the aisles will be much wider.
The engines placement will be above the fuselage, which could create much less noise than typical airplanes. Maveric has already taken to the skies to document its aerodynamic capabilities as well as limitations and challenges. If it’s ever created, the giant wing could revolutionize commercial flight.