European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has just unveiled a fascinating, forward-thinking, theoretical design for a hybrid-electric, turbo-propeller aircraft, created with regional air transportation in mind.
“Inspired by efficient mechanics of a bird, it has wing and tail structures that mimic those of a bird of prey, while featuring individually controlled feathers that provide active flight control”, Airbus explained in a statement.
The conceptual model is based on the notion of biomimicry-the design and production of materials, structures and systems inspired by nature. The Bird of Prey design was unveiled at the Royal International Air Tattoo air show this past Friday, July 19, 2019, by Liam Fox, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade.
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