The Airbus Concept Plane is making its Asian public debut as part of an exhibition celebrating 100 years of aviation in Singapore, which is being held at the island nationâ€™s Changi Airport.
Organised by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the Singapore Aviation Centennial Exhibition charts key events in the countryâ€™s century of flight â€“ during which it has risen to become one of the Asia-Pacific regionâ€™s most important hubs.
Airbusâ€™ concept aircraft is playing an important role in the display, providing a glimpse of what aviation may look like in the year 2050. This â€œengineerâ€™s dreamâ€ was designed by Airbus experts in materials, aerodynamics, cabins and engines, and is characterized by its ultra long and slim wings, semi-embedded engines, a U-shaped tail and lightweight â€œintelligentâ€ body.
Additional features of the Airbus Concept Plane include a bionic structure that mimics the efficiency of birds; cabin walls that become transparent at the touch of a button to enable 360-degree views; and a new intelligent environment with entirely recyclable fixtures and fittings.
It is not a plane intended to fly â€“ rather it is a representation of the main technological fields that are being explored to face future needs, including a significant cut in fuel burn and emissions, less noise and greater comfort.
Airbus press release