The whale design is such a leap from the norm that it has even been described by technology website Dvice.com as looking "more like something thought up for the "Transformers" movie franchise than a legitimate aircraft".Traveling in the belly of the beast?
According to Vinals, double-decker planes are so yesterday. The belly of his plane would be so round that it could fit three levels and 755 passengers. The decks would be divided according to class - first class at the top, business in the middle and economy at the bottom. Of course.
It would also feature engines that Vinals claims would be able to tilt up to 45 degrees and make it possible for the plane to take off on the spot, leading to the end of runways as we know them.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
It's a whale of a plane: