It’s got “self-healing wings,” “virtual reality windows,” room for up to 755 passengers and may just offer a glimpse into the future of air travel. Introducing the AWWA “Sky Whale,” a concept airplane from Spanish designer and aviation enthusiast Oscar Viñals that uses technological innovation to make air travel more efficient and eco-friendly.
Viñals claims his flying behemoth could, using a mix of existing and anticipated technology, reduce aircraft noise, drag, weight, fuel consumption and emissions. “The AWWA-VA could be equipped with new advanced technologies from alloys, ceramic or fiber composites, carbon nanotube and fiber optic cabling to self-healing skin, hybrid electric engines, active wings, double fuselages and virtual reality windows with adaptable opacity,” Viñals explains in his proposal.
The lightweight airplane would have a wingspan of 88 meters (289 feet), compared to 80 meters (262 feet) on an Airbus A380, the largest passenger aircraft on the market.
Sky Whale would accommodate up to 755 passengers
A hybrid turbo-electric propulsion system would power the so-called “active wings,” making them more efficient than the ones in use today. A double fuselage and micro solar cells on the wings, meanwhile, would allow Sky Whale to go longer without refueling.
Yet, the innovations do not stop there: Four engines capable of rotating up to 45 degrees would give the aircraft a serious boost during takeoff, making it available for use at just about any airport. Viñals proposes enhanced safety features, too, like one that would enable Sky Whale’s wings and adjacent architecture to “auto-break up to reduce the damages on the passengers” in the event of a crash.
Commuters on the Sky Whale would be seated across three classes, each of which would have its own level. Those on the upper level would be treated to “sky views and all conceivable luxuries for a trip,” while passengers in “tourist class” (the equivalent of economy) would have “virtual reality windows” to make up for a lack of real ones.
It’s important to note that Viñals’ lavish proposal is just that, a proposal, and there are several giant leaps in technology necessary to make many of his ideas a reality. Yet, aviation enthusiasts say there’s no need to scoff at things that are currently deemed impossible.
“Air travel is all about overcoming daunting challenges,” Alyssa Danigelis of Discovery News notes. “Given our past, it’s worth listening to what this whale is saying about the future.”
Trump Comments on Stock Market’s latest drop – says it’s ‘peanuts’
Trump says Tuesday’s market drop is ‘peanuts’
President Donald Trump played down the stock market’s losses on Tuesday as “peanuts” when compared with the importance of striking a good deal with China and the gains since his election.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average “was about 16,000 or 15,000 and now it’s almost at 30,000,” Trump said at the NATO summit in London. “It’s going to be at 30,000.”
“If the stock market goes up or down — I don’t watch the stock market. I watch jobs. Jobs are what I watch,” he added. Today’s move is “peanuts compared to — we have picked up record numbers so that’s OK. That’s the way I feel.”
The major stock indexes slid Tuesday after Trump said he thinks it would be a good idea to delay signing a trade deal with China after the 2020 presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 450 points at its lows on Tuesday, led lower by trade-vulnerable Apple, Caterpillar and 3M.
“In some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal, but they want to make a deal now, and we will see whether or not the deal is going to be right,” Trump told reporters before U.S. markets opened Tuesday. When asked if he had a deal deadline, he added: “I have no deadline, no. … In some ways, I think it is better to wait until after the election if you want to know the truth.”
Despite his assurances that he doesn’t watch the market’s daily moves, Trump often tweets within hours of when the U.S. equity market reaches an all-time high. He has tweeted the keyword “stock market” 107 times since his inauguration
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