Is V the shape of things to come?

Dutch developers are working on a futuristic-looking jet that could revolutionise long-range travel through its shape, sound and sustainability. Tom Batchelor speaks to some of the key players behind the Flying-V concept

The main cabin is configured in a ten-abreast configuration with a total width of 20ft, which is wider than the Boeing 777X 
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY/MALCOM BROWN

It is shaped more like a boomerang than a conventional airliner and has passenger seating and the cargo hold integrated into the wings. Enter the Flying-V concept aircraft – its developers hope the innovative design will revolutionise long-haul air travel with a drastically lower fuel burn and never-before-seen cabin environment. 

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