Flying-V Aircraft Concept Wants to Put Passengers
in the Wings
Dutch airline KLM is partnering with Delft University of Technology to create the "Flying-V," a new concept aircraft that puts the passengers in the wings.
According to a report
from Design & Development Today, the researchers want to turn aircraft design on its head and make it more aerodynamic by placing the passenger seating, cargo storage, and fuel tanks into the aircraft's wings.
The Flying-V could prove to be more fuel efficient, particularly on long-distance flights. According to KLM, we could see a flying-scale model as well as a full-size section of the interior as soon as October, scheduled to coincide with the company's 100th anniversary. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO