Demon Lord Razgriz said:
archipeppe said:It looks "Colanish" in sense that seems to be connected with some intriguing concept of mid 70's carried on by Luigi Colani, a very well known German designer (despite to his Italian name).
archipeppe said:Anyway, look at this concept remind me always a sense of sadness. From the '70s is possible to see a very large amount of innovative aeronautical solutions, proposed by the biggest group as Boeing, Airbus, ecc. and always the SAME TWO configurations (2 or 4 engines as well) realized, the well known B 707 & derivatives (up to A380) and the Caravelle & derivatives (DC9, MD 80, Fokker 100, Embraers and so on).
Nothing new under, and also over, the Sky....
Kokoro said:feel free to counter the argument though ^_^
The ultra-long passenger plane, has slim wings, semi-embedded engines, a U-shaped tail and is built out of light weight "intelligent" materials.
Matej said:New pictures, mostly from:
Beyond the interesting overall design, Airbus talked about new interiors. It mentions morphing seats that change shape to fit passengers and “walls that become see-through at the touch of a button, affording 360 degree views of the world below.” We’d like to see the “holographic projections of virtual decors” that let passengers “transform their private cabin into an office, bedroom or Zen garden.”
AeroFranz said:The rationale (at least what we are told) for U- or H-shaped tails is noise shielding. otherwise it's just more interference drag (more corners) compared to conventional or T-tail.
sferrin said:Triton said:Model of Airbus Concept Plane.
That one's kinda cool. Where are the engines? ???
http://www.thefuturebyairbus.com/media/43393/brochure_the_future_by_airbus.pdfIn a new report, “The Future by Airbus,” Airbus looks forward to the year 2050 and beyond, and highlights the anticipated global needs of a better-connected and more sustainable world – with a forward written by Charles Champion, Head of Engineering at Airbus.
fightingirish said:But where is the cockpit? ???
The Future by Airbus - New cabin visionBecause air transport takes up less ground area and fewer building materials, it's only logical we should use the sky's unlimited space, and leave the ground for farming and preserving biodiversity. Today, civil aviation represents 2% of greenhouse gas pollution, but it has nevertheless undertaken to half its carbon emissions by 2050. So, tomorrow's aviation industry depends on the solutions it finds to the energy problems. There are so many possible futures.
I think, Airbus mixed up the crystal ball with a hubble-bubble.Passenger comfort has increased since the 1960s and Airbus promises to make future aircraft cabins even more ecological. New materials will get many other properties that might transform travel into a unique experience. There are so many possible futures.