Airbus Maverick hyper-futuristic aircraft concept can revolutionize the aviation industry

Will Airbus make this concept into a reality?
  • The concept integrates the aircraft’s fuselage with its wings
  • Airbus has made a small-scale, remote-controlled aircraft model
  • The groundbreaking design could cut carbon emissions by up to 20 percent

Published on Apr 27, 2024 at 4:47PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 30, 2024 at 5:59PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Siddharth Dudeja
Airbus Maverick hyper-futuristic aircraft with blended wings

The Airbus Maverick is a blended-wing-body aircraft that could change the future of the aviation industry.

In 2020, Airbus unveiled an entirely new aircraft concept during the Singapore Air Show.

The aircraft signaled a complete departure from traditional aircraft architecture.

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The Airbus Maverick concept integrates the aircraft’s fuselage with its wings.

This concept differs from the traditional aircraft design, which has long-thin fuselages with wings attached to the sides.

Since the Airbus Maverick was revealed, we have seen a resurgence of blended-wing-body aircraft concepts.

We have seen such aircraft in the past with planes like the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.

Or even the SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world that doesn’t need armor, as it’s faster than missiles.

It seems that now blended-wing-body aircraft are making a comeback once again.

With concepts like JetZero and Natilus on the horizon, one can expect more aircraft manufacturers to adopt this design.

The airline started the development of Airbus Maverick by making a small-scale, remote-controlled aircraft model.

According to an Airbus statement, this groundbreaking design could cut carbon emissions by up to 20 percent.

In addition to the fuel efficiency, the design also adds considerable space to the aircraft.

The added space is a huge upgrade for airlines as they can utilize the extra room to fit in additional seats.

However, we will have to wait and see if Airbus produces an actual model for the aircraft.

Unfortunately, the airline has not put out any updates on the Airbus Maverick since its reveal.

“Although there is no specific timeline for entry-into-service, this technological demonstrator could be instrumental in bringing about change in commercial aircraft architectures for an environmentally sustainable future for the aviation industry,” Jean Brice Dumont, Executive Vice President for Airbus Engineering, said.

But let’s hope we will get to fly in a unique aircraft like this sometime.

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