Airbus unveils designs for windowless passenger jet

A “flying wing” aircraft without windows which could be 20% more fuel-efficient than existing planes has been unveiled by Airbus.

“Flying wings” have been around since the 1930s, without ever making it into large-scale production.

But Airbus says alterations worked out using modern software and new materials, and repositioning the engines, have all made significant changes to the lift and drag forces.

The other question has always been whether they will be acceptable to passengers.

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