This future airplane will carry 800 passengers and be zero emission.
In fifteen years, you may be taking a leisurely flight on this super future airplane. It comes from the imagination of designer and aviation enthusiast Oscar Vinals. Last year, he came up with an airplane called the AWWA Sky Whale, which he hopes to revolutionize air travel, making it greener and carrying a whopping 755 passengers.
Vinals’ newest design is the AWWA-QG Progress Eagle. This aircraft is a triple-decker and what’s more is that it will have zero carbon emissions. Instead of traditional fossil fuels, this airplane relies on six hydrogen engines to take off. It also has a rear engine that acts as a wind turbine and its roof and wings are fitted with solar panels.
“The best aspect of the Progress Eagle would be its capacity to generate its own energy,” Vinals stated, adding that it would also be “noiseless” in flight.
This behemoth of the air would carry up to 800 passengers, which is 275 more than even the largest aircraft today. He also envisions a new passenger class being created for the front of the plane. This “pilot class” would offer stunning panoramic views.
The new airplane would be so spacious that there could even be private rooms, shops and restaurants. The official site also mentions the possibility of a spa, movie theater and casino. “Twelve hours in an airplane could feel more like a select hotel,” Vinals says. “It would reduce the stress of a long flight.”
For now, the concept of this airplane is, erm, just a concept. Vinals himself acknowledges that the technology required for his design is not currently available. “Today we have about 40% of the technology needed to build it,” he says.
“Quantum solar cells, nanowires to kinetic power, micro radio wave harvesters — these technologies only exist in a limited scale at the best laboratories around the world. But in a few years, we could overcome our limits and build anything imaginable.”
The AWWA Progress Eagle could be the next great thing, which Vinals believes could be implemented by 2030. The Transformer version he designed, maybe later. 😉