Airbus unveils feathers-inspired plane
Airbus has unveiled a new concept of a feathered head, wings, anatomical tail and anatomical shape of the eagle, employing a "simulated nature" technology to achieve quieter landings while minimizing pollution, according to the British Daily Mail.
Airbus has unveiled a new concept of a feathered head, wing, tail and anatomical eagle, and employs "nature simulation" technology to achieve quieter landings while minimizing pollution, according to the Daily Mail.
The architects of the European branch of Airbus in Britain implemented the futuristic design and turned it into a reality.
The aircraft will be driven by individually controlled “blade” fans on each wing to achieve what Airbus calls “active flight control” in mechanical simulation of eagle or hawk flight patterns.
The designers of the innovative aircraft replaced the traditional vertical tail of the aircraft with a wedge-shaped split to reduce drag.
Airbus said the aircraft will be able to carry up to 80 passengers on flights of about 1,500 kilometers, and the burning of fuel is reduced by 30% to 50% compared to the current similar aircraft.
She explained that the structure of the new aircraft will be curved, as it will resemble the British fighter, the bomber, the Wellington model, designed by British engineer Barnes Wallis, and was manufactured in Broughton Wales in the 1930s.
Airbus currently uses the same site in Wales to produce wings for more than 800 aircraft annually. But Britain's Proton plant is likely to face strong competition from European countries such as Germany, or Asian countries such as South Korea, in producing parts for future generations after Britain's decision to leave the European Union.