One component of Airbus’ goal of cutting aerospace emissions in half by 2050, the “Bird of Prey” concept debuted at the Royal International Air Tattoo airshow. This hybrid-electric engine passenger plane aims to mimic birds in various ways. Not only does it have a long tail and sprawling wings, it will arch like an eagle, have individual “feathers” that can be controlled on their own (for active flight control), and aerodynamics similar to a condor—meaning engines won’t cause lag. Find out more at Popular Mechanics.
Airbus Unveils “Bird of Prey” Hybrid Plane Concept