Triple-decker Progress Eagle jet has six hydrogen fuel engines and is bigger than a Boeing 747

It's hoped the craft could stay airborne indefinitely.

  • The triple-decker Progress Eagle jet has six hydrogen fuel engines
  • It’s as big as a flying hotel
  • In fact, it can carry up to 800 passengers

Published on Feb 7, 2024 at 9:47PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Feb 16, 2024 at 1:22PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Adam Gray

This triple-decker jet has six hydrogen fuel engines and it’s so big it looks like a flying hotel – its name: Progress Eagle.

Bigger than a Boeing 747, the airliner can carry up to 800 passengers.

The sprawling hotel-like layout is larger than any passenger aircraft in the world.

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It makes the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 look like toy planes.

It features three massive decks, six huge engines, and a panoramic viewing lounge in the nose.

And, if you can’t get enough of monster vehicles, this collection of the world’s largest land vehicles is seriously gigantic.

The Progress Eagle is yet another stunning concept plane by designer Oscar Vinals.

And the huge and distinctive design has a shape that needs to be seen to be believed.

It features sweeping wings and a double nose.

It is hoped the aircraft would be able to stay airborne forever – similar to a ocean liner but in the sky.

It would be powered by satellites that collect solar energy.

The “One Flight” version of the concept features cabins, which are far more comfortable than notoriously cramped airline seats.

And as well as space to spread out, passengers will also be able to enjoy some impressive onboard amenities.

These include a restaurant, spa, cinema, shops, and casino.

This luxe version would only carry 300 passengers, however.

A more conventional version of the triple-decker concept would be able to transport 800 within its seat-bank concept.

Seats would be laid out in 3-2-4-2-3 configuration – unlike this controversial double-decker configuration.

With space, plus the fact that Progress Eagle is much quieter than conventional airplanes, Vinals is confident that all flyers will enjoy a comfortable ride.

One thing both designs have is a panoramic viewing lounge, which sits within the plane’s nose.

The second ‘nose’ sits above and contains the cockpit.

‘Pilot class’ tickets enable passengers to experience these up-front, stunning views.

Other tickets include a tourist and business class, with the three spread across the three levels of the aircraft.

To lift the triple-decker jet off the ground and keep it in the sky, Progress Eagle has an incredible wingspan: 96 meters (315 feet) and some 80 meters (263 feet) long – bigger than any jet in the sky today.

By comparison, the Airbus A380-800 is 73 meters (240 feet).

While the Boeing 747 measures at 70 meters (230 feet).

The concept’s Spanish designer, Oscar Vinals, used technology that will be more readily available after 2030, and proclaims it to be the plane of the future.

And the plane is also progressive in terms of its environmental credentials.

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Rather than fossil fuels, its six engines are powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

That’s topped up by solar power harvested from the solar panels on its roof and wings, and an onboard wind turbine.

And this certainly isn’t Vinals’ first creation.

He dreamed up a Star Trek-inspired supersonic hydrogen plane that was built for luxury and can reach speeds of 1,100 mph (1,770 km/h).

What’s more, this impressive supersonic nuclear-powered plane would fly from London to New York in less time than a soccer game.

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