Airbus has unveiled a new concept aeroplane called “Bird of Prey” which is a bird-plane hybrid relied on the theory of biomimicry.
Is that a bird? No, is that a plane? Well, it’s a hybrid of both, Airbus’ new concept of a bird-plane hybrid aeroplane.
- Airbus unveiled their new airplane concept at the Royal International Air Tattoo air show in the UK.
- Following the theory of biomimicry, the plane is a hybrid of bird and a plane, called “Bird of Prey”.
- The bronze-coloured body of the plane is equipped with multiple propellers, a rudder branded with the Union Jack, and something called “feathered wings”.
- The weird yet efficient Bird of Prey can provide 30-50 per cent reduction in fuel burn using the technology under development.
- Airbus defines the idea as “the design and production of materials, structures and systems inspired by nature,” and the idea is to make the aviation industry more sustainable.
- If you compare the jet fuels and batteries, Jet fuels give 43 times more energy than the later.
- So, the task of cleaning the aviation industry is way more challenging than many of us have imagined.
- Airbus has no plan to build or manufacture this bird-like creepy aeroplane.