Three-storey Sky Whale fits 755 Passengers

Three-storey Sky Whale fits 755 PassengersThe plane would seat 755 passengers, making it economically viable for an airline, such as Iberia, pictured in this concept illustration. Passengers would be divided into three classes: 'tourist class', the equivalent of economy, 'tourist class with sky views', or business class, and 'first class'It has three decks, tilting Harrier-style jets and breaks itself up into pieces during a crash landing - and could be the future of air travel.Called Sky Whale, the concept aeroplane it set to be bigger than an Airbus A380, look like a spacecraft and have 'self-healing' wings that repair themselves.
The aircraft would split passengers into three classes, each with their own deck, in a modern-day version of the Titanic’s strict division of passengers.


Three-storey Sky Whale fits 755 PassengersThe Sky Whale, pictured, would be built out of advanced new materials made up of ceramic or fibre composites. It would also have advanced 'active wings' powered by a hybrid turbo-electric propulsion system making them much more efficient than today
Three-storey Sky Whale fits 755 PassengersAccording to Vinals' concept plans, the giant aircraft would be powered by three Harrier-style jets and feature a double fuselage, meaning it could go longer without refuelling. There would also be micro solar cells on the wings that could draw power from the sun
Three-storey Sky Whale fits 755 PassengersThe Sky Whale, pictured top, would have a wingspan of 88m compared to 80m for an Airbus A380, pictured bottom, and 64m for a Boeing 747, pictured in the centre
Three-storey Sky Whale fits 755 PassengersThe Sky Whale would also be longer than current commercial aircraft at 77m. By comparison, the Airbus A380 is 67.9m long while the Boeing 747 is 76m long, pictured
Three-storey Sky Whale fits 755 PassengersIn addition to being able to land on small runways, the tilting engines would also make it possible for the plane to take off on the spot. These engines would be controlled by a fly-by wire system assisted with active sensors located through the plane's surface
Three-storey Sky Whale fits 755 PassengersIf the Sky Whale has to make a crash landing, the passenger section would separate from the wings to reduce the loss of life. The effect of all the technology is to reduce drag, fuel consumption and weight, making it one of the greenest aircrafts imaginable
Three-storey Sky Whale fits 755 PassengersThree-storey Sky Whale fits 755 PassengersDesigner Vinals has not announced any plans to build the concept aircraft, pictured
Designer Vinals has not announced any plans to build the concept aircraft, pictured

Three-storey Sky Whale fits 755 PassengersIn his proposal Vinals said the Sky Whale 'is a concept about the future 'green' aircraft designs for the regular airline's planes of the 21st century. [It] is a mixture between today's airplanes and future concepts based in blended wing body or hybrid wing body architecture'via[dailymail]

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