TU Delft will be presenting part of the cabin and a flying scale model of the revolutionary, energy-efficient Flying-V, at the KLM Experience Days, from 3-13 October 2019,
This V-shaped aircraft design is expected to consume 20% less energy because its improved aerodynamics and lighter weight.
The more than 3 metres wide scale model will take to the air later this year.
The cabin features an experimental design, with four types of seats, including group seating and foldaway beds in economy class.
The TU Delft Flying-V – a collaboration with KLM – is one of the routes that TU Delft is exploring in its efforts to make aviation more sustainable.
The design for the Flying-V was presented at the IATA conference in Seoul last June.
Over the summer months, a team of engineers, technicians, students and researchers have built a flying scale model measuring 3.06 m in width and 2.76 m in length.
The model – a sizeable drone – is intended for scaled flight testing.