KLM have revealed plans for a new plane to enter their fleet called the 'Flying-V' plane, a v-shaped aircraft designed to be more sustainable.
The new plane will also use 20% less fuel compared to the Airbus A350 thanks to the aerodynamic and lighter design.
The plane is named after the Gibson Flying-V electric guitar, used by iconic artists such as Jimi Hendrix and Keith Richards.
It would be able to fit a similar number of passengers in it to their current aircraft, with 314 passengers across the two wings within the distinctive v-shape cabin.
Two turbofan engines, one in each wing, would help keep fuel costs down as the 180 foot (55m) plane takes flight and has the same wingspan of the A350.
While KLM is funding the project, the aircraft plans were originally created by Justus Benad, a student at the Technical University of Berlin, before being developed by researchers at Delft University of Technology, also know as TU Delft, in the Netherlands.
TU Delft project leader Roelof Vos told CNN that, seeing as the aviation industry contributes 2.5% of global co2 emissions, sustainable aircraft is an important development of the future.
He said: "We cannot simply electrify the whole fleet, as electrified airplanes become way too heavy and you can't fly people across the Atlantic on electric airplanes - not now, not in 30 years." What do you think are some of the limitations of such an airplane design? #WorldwideEngineering
I attended the #SASENC2019 conference in Pittsburg along with this crazy bunch of people.😂 Pittsburg is a beautiful place that took me back in time and back to India many times 😅🙈😂 Favourite moments of the trip: Going on the incline, playing games at a 90s themed arcade, biking around Pittsburg and attending the SASE bowl 😂
Not so favourite moments of the trip: Greyhound journey to Pittsburg, not taking my jacket 🤦🏻♀️ and interviews not meant for international students 🙄
Overall, it was a fun trip and thank you to everyone who made it worthwhile and awesome! 😁
We recently headed out to Mullaley to launch our test rockets Atock and Whitehead with the goal of educating our new members on the process of building and operating our rockets. They spent months designing and producing the airframes alongside experienced team members, culminating in a successful launch and recovery on the day. Both rockets flew very close to their simulated altitudes using our custom designed launch rail and controller infrastructure. We named these rockets after Australian innovators in aerospace - we are excited to tell you more about these individuals, and their impact on the industry, so look out for future posts about them. Check out how our videographer, Samuel Lau Sing Loke, captured the experience with this aftermovie.
Boeing Plant 1 or the Boeing Oxbow Plant is Boeing's first aircraft 🛩️ production facility. It was used for the production of early Boeing seaplanes and land planes. The Boeing 314 clipper was the last model produced and assembled at Boeing plant 1 site.
Since its founding in 1916 by William E. Boeing, an American timber merchant, shortly after developing a twin-engine ⚙️ seaplane (the B & W) with the US Navy officer Conrad Westervelt, Boeing supplied the US army with trainers aircrafts, pursuit planes, observation craft, torpedo planes, and patrol bombers and built several famous commercial aircraft, such as the Model 247 twin-engine monoplane, and the Model 307 Stratoliner, the first airliner with a pressurized cabin.
Today, Boeing is among the most significant global aerospace manufacturers, has more than 10,000 commercial jetliners in service, flying passengers and freight more efficiently than ever before, and employs more than 150,000 employees worldwide.
پینوشت؛ روز گذشته و در آخرین روز از برنامههای هفته جهانی فضا در #تبریز و در قالب یک کارگاه آموزشی دانش هوافضا، در خدمت #انجمن_نجوم_آیاز و دوستان آیازیام بودم. امیدوارم در طول سال نیز شاهد برنامههایی دانشی از این دست در سراسر کشور باشیم
We want to thank Marty Grosse and the EAA Viroqua Chapter @eaaviroqua for inviting us to share our story of DarkAero. We had a great time talking about how we got started, the challenges we’ve faced up to this point, and current progress. It was also awesome to connect with the local aviation community. One of our favorite parts since starting DarkAero has been meeting with so many interesting and cool people. The talk was filmed and contains some good background and Q&A that we haven’t discussed publicly. Stay tuned for the YouTube video!
Meet Letsy | Astronautical Engineer
Hi , my name is Letsy Gonzalez I am a first generation college student pursuing a career in Astronautical Engineering. I went to a STEM based middle school and high-school. Where I was able to explore different types of engineering courses. It wasnt until my junior year in high-school where I took an Aerospace Engineering course. I was immediately interested to learn more about it and slowly started to see that Astronautical Engineering is what I wanted to pursue in college. Now I am currently a sophomore in college and couldn’t be more excited to see what more there is to learn throughout this journey as an undergrad! So far, I have been involved in Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Society of Women Engineers where I am able to network with various types of engineers which has certainly helped me grow as a person and develop my skills as well.
Hi gals, my name is Iris @_iam_24 . I’m a senior student of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, at the University of Texas at El Paso. I can say without hesitate, that this is my passion! In this path you are always learning, and the capacity of amazement never ends. I chose this career because, just thinking that materials can be manipulate at their atomic and molecular structure, to create desirables properties to meet specific performance requirements, make my heart skips a beat. There are not many Metallurgist, and it seems to be a male-dominated field, but we know that that is just a concept. Girl, if you really want it Go For It!
Aerospace engineers design, develop and test aircraft, spacecraft or missiles, and supervise their manufacture. Those who work with aircraft are called aeronautical engineers, and astronautical engineers are those working specifically with spacecraft.
We’ve been working with local thermoforming company, @formech, to finalize upgrades to our canopy mold. We wanted to give a big thank you to them for the guidance they provided over the past couple of weeks.
“In flight refueling for drones”
Very clever concept developed by Karan P. Jane and Mark W. Mueller.
The concept consists of the main drone with a docking system and a flying battery drone that docks and transfers energy to the main drone’s battery. In their initial trials they were able to extend the main drones flight time by a factor of 4. The potential for this technology is vast. #breker
Doesn’t the HI-SEAS habitat look amazing at night?
Only a couple more weeks to go until the EMMIHS-II mission offical launches. While the crew is busy with preperations, stay tuned to learn more about the members and also about our amazing partners, such as @europeanspaceagency, the International Moonbase Alliance and interesting organisations and companies from the space and tech sector.
SPOILER ALERT: Post not space🚀 related... I have been a bit quiet on my social media recently. I want to stress the importance of work-life balance. This year between finishing my masters degree, public speaking to women in STEM groups, starting my new engineering leadership role at @lockheedmartin, among other things - 2019 has been very rewarding
On the flip side, it also has been my busiest year to date! These last few weeks have been “me time” filled with lots of video games, time with friends, and exploring. I love you all and appreciate your support. ❤️ Finish 2019 strong! What an amazing time to be alive. Work hard, play harder.