AWWA “Sky Whale” Concept Plane Is a concept about the future “green” aircraft designs for the regular airline’s planes of the 21st century, that could be based in a technical solutions more friendly with the environment, most efficient and with the maximum performance. Is a mixture between today’s airplanes and future concepts based in blended wing body (BWB) or hybrid wing body architecture (HWB). For example it is expected it could use systems that will: Reduce aircraft drag, Reduce the weight of the aircraft, Reduce the specific fuel consumption of engines, To reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides in the engine, Reduce the noise of the aircraft 1/8 compared with current standards, Reduce the damage in a hypothetical emergency landing, Increase your self-sufficiency .
The latest from aviation enthusiast Oscar Viñals, the AWWA “Sky Whale” concept aircraft explores the use of hybrid engine technology and active airflow wings. The unique wing system is longer from tip-to-tip and includes an integrated turbine near the fuselage which redirects laminar airflow while producing supplemental energy for the hybrid engines.
The AWWA-VA could be equipped with a 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 and capable to create electric energy with micro solar cells in hexagonal geometry like a part of structure’s ceiling.
Compared to the typical wing used today, the active wings will be longer from tip to tip, with an active air flow control system – eccentric turbine inside the wing near to the fuselage – which could redirect the laminar air flow and turbulences and at the same time produce electric energy for the hybrid engines (4 oversize electric-fuel engines). Projected advances in battery technology enable a unique, hybrid turbo-electric propulsion system.
The aircraft’s engines could use both fuel to burn in the engine’s core, and electricity to turn the turbofan when the core is powered down. The AWWA’s engines could rotate up to 45 degrees in vertical position to assist in the take-off and landing maneuvers (VA -Versatile Alliance System- ), reducing substantially the distance of track to do this actions and like a support in adverse circumstances . All controlled with avionic systems and fly by wire system that is assisted with active sensors located through all the plane’s surface.
The disposition of the wings and its architecture (with integrate engines) separated from the airplane’s fuselage like a security measure, that in a hypothetical fatal case of an emergency landing, these could auto-break up to reduce the damages on the passengers section.
It could have a seating capacity for approx. 755 passengers, allocated in three “levels” or floors; 1rst class on top with “sky views” & all conceivable luxuries for a trip in an airplane like this, tourist class “A” (business class) in the middle floor with ample seats & “sky views” in front and rear and tourist class with all the comfort and space to have a pleasant flight .