It seems future planes are going to look a lot different, a particular study has hinted towards this and suggested that the future plane might not be anything like the planes we see today. Researchers have designed a new type of aircraft at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands by partnering with KLM and have codenamed it AHEAD. AHEAD stands for Advanced Hybrid Engine Aircraft Development. The plane is thought to be the design of the future, this innovative plan helps the plane to reinvent itself, which makes it easier for the plane to perform various actions and movements and also allows them to do this using considerably less fuel. This sleek new plane can do wonders.
No Tube Design – Future Plane
Unlike modern airplanes that have tube wings on them, AHEAD utilizes a sleek blend of wing-body design that perfectly works in tandem. As the wings are integrated with the body of the plane the use of tubes can be completely eliminated.
Advanced Aerodynamics – Future Plane
The new design is reliant on aerodynamics for its slim and sleek form. The design is quite promising and it is also more fuel-efficient than current-gen airplanes. The drag is reduced significantly and these hybrid jets utilize two different fuel systems to maximize the efficiency of the plane.
How soon can we have this design in our commercial planes? We don’t know that yet, but it sure will take a few years, and only if the design is accepted by airplane manufacturers. This future plane can definitely change the outlook of airplanes once and for all.
Edited By: The Icy Tales Editorial Board