The world’s leading airlines are constantly developing and demonstrating the latest models of aircraft of the future, setting new standards and determining the most prospective trends in aircraft manufacturing. European manufacturer Airbus first showed the Maveric model in the air in summer 2019, and already at the February Airshow in Singapore presented a model of the aircraft of the future for the general review. The main design characteristics of the prototype will be the shape of the cabin with a blended wing, allowing to change the usual layout of engines.
At the Singapore show, was represented the model , which length reached 2 meters, width 3.2 meters, and its surface area reached 2.25 square meters. The usage of blended wing allows to place engines in the rear of the aircraft, create a brand new cabin format and solve many other issues.
As a result, among the first obvious advantages of the new configuration, the developers noted a 20% reduction in fuel consumption, as well as a reduction in noise in the cabin due to the transfer of engines into the back of the aircraft.
Currently there are no specific plans to develop a new model and the sample presented at the exhibition shows only the conceptual direction, which is likely to be followed by the aircraft in the future.
Among the proposals from Airbus engineers for a larger cabin will be the replacement of windows with displays showing both flight data and general information, as well as individual content for passengers.