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New Tech-Jump in Aeronautics. Oval Shaped Planes as Logical Outcome.
20 March 2016

If this plane will ever take off? It would be desirable. It is an unusual design of a futuristic passenger aircraft with hybrid drive, in the hull integrated wings and lots of space. With no window along the aircraft. Just LCDs and HR cameras.


The concept aircraft by APH has a hybrid powertrain. The turbines are driven electrically.

The most conspicuous at first sight change is the body of the aircraft, which consists essentially of a single large wing. This extremely lean and efficient form saves fuel by reducing air resistance and offers significantly more space in the cargo and passenger area. The form itself is not a new invention, was but so far seldom used in civilian aviation.


On the plane, more space should be much as in today’s traffic machinery. There is even a lounge. Window does not exist however, only large displays on the walls of the cabin.

There are projections on walls instead of windows

A hybrid system is planned with smaller motors, which running on bio-fuel and electric-powered turbines for the drive. Rather than on the wings of the drive system is located at the rear end of the aircraft, which is designed to provide aerodynamic benefits.

TU Delft

Oval Shaped Planes as Logical Outcome. The ahead concept study is based on wings built into the fuselage.

In addition super conductive materials are about to be used, have no electrical resistance when they are cooled down. This should also reduce fuel consumption. As batteries, Omar has provided lithium-air batteries that are smaller, lighter and more efficient than lithium-ion batteries.

Window, from which passengers can observe the landscape or cloud formations are no longer provided in the futuristic aircraft. Instead, the outside environment or either important information or any other image, on the side walls were projected.

In addition, curved screens with OLED technology would be integrated from organic light-emitting diodes in each seat. The monitors that automatically fold away during takeoff and landing, or in case of emergency provide full 3D with instructions.

Comparable concept of KLM and the University of Delft

Space fascinated more than any technical innovations. In times, where the seats constantly narrow and the leg room is small, the layout of the new passenger cabin should be different. Travellers should able to move around freely in the future and go for example to the bar where they can enjoy drinks and snacks.

A similar concept had presented last year as a long-term study “Ahead” the airline KLM in co-operation with the Delft University of technology. The design of the new machine, which should be mature until around 2050, would be so effective that for example the long haul could be flown non-stop with about 300 people on board from Frankfurt to Perth in Australia.

Russian airliner with an oval body

The aircraft of the future is already in the construction hangar. Russian engineers working on this technology since 2009.

Frigate Ecojet

The Russian frigate Ecojet is the first airliner with an oval body. This allows more passengers and cargo.

You’ve created an oval-shaped fuselage, which offers much more space than a normal round fuselage. Look at the aircraft it is not less fascinating.