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Flying V Aircraft 

  • IASbaba
  • September 15, 2020
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Flying V Aircraft 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Defence

In news

  • The first real test flight of the scaled model of the ‘Flying V’ aircraft was successfully conducted.

Key takeaways

  • Flying V is a futuristic and fuel-efficient long-distance aircraft that could one day carry passengers in its wings.
  • The Flying-V design integrates the passenger cabin, the cargo hold and the fuel tanks in the wings.
  • Computer calculations have predicted that the aircraft’s improved aerodynamic shape and reduced weight will reduce fuel consumption by 20% compared to today’s advanced aircrafts.

Do you know?

  • The original plan for the Flying-V aircraft design came from TU Berlin student Justus Benad.
  • The ‘Flying V’ project was first presented at the 100th anniversary of the Dutch airlines KLM, which has also been a partner in the project since its beginning in 2019.
  • Various business partners including Airbus (an aerospace company), are now involved in the project.

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