Solar Powered and zero-emission three decker AWWA-QG Progress Eagle Airplane: Would we be flying this plane in 2030?
Designer and aviation enthusiast, Oscar Vinals is little obsessed in designing concept.
Oscar Vinals has designed a triple-decker concept plane called the AWWA-QG Progress Eagle, which he envisions to be implemented by 2030. Last year, he came up with the design for the AWWA Sky Whale, a futuristic aircraft that he said would transform green air travel and carry a astounding 755 passengers. Now, he has outdone himself.
With his newest design, the AWWA-QG Progress Eagle, he conceives the future of travel as a triple-decker aircraft with zero carbon emissions.
The plane (which he conceptualizes taking to the skies in 2030) would depend on six hydrogen engines instead of the traditional fossil fuels to carry the plane off the ground. The aircraft would be fitted with solar panels on the roof and wings along with a rear engine that would also double as a wind turbine.
“The best aspect of the Progress Eagle would be its capacity to generate its own energy,” says Vinals. He adds that the plane would also be “noiseless.”
Vinals also conceptualizes the plane would fly up to 800 passengers (275 more passengers than the largest aircraft today can handle) and also have a new passenger class in the front of the plane.
The “pilot class” would have scenic views. There could even be the possibility of having private rooms, shops and restaurants.
“Twelve hours in an airplane could feel more like a select hotel,” says Vials. “It would reduce the stress of a long flight.”
Currently, the concept is little more than, well, a concept. Vinals accepts that the technology needed to put his design into action is still a long way off.
Today we have about 40% of the technology needed to build it,” he admits.
“Quantum solar cells, nanowires to kinetic power, micro radio wave harvesters — these technologies only exist in a limited scale at the best laboratories around the world. But in a few years, we could overcome our limits and build anything imaginable.”