The monstrous Sky Whale could be the future of air travel

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This concept plane is called the AWWA Sky Whale and it's the brainchild of Spanish designer Oscar Viñals. Should it ever leave the ground, the three-floor aircraft would hold 755 passengers and be powered by four large hybrid engines.

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The concept plane was designed with current and future technologies in mind, including micro-solar panels that could charge the engines, self-healing skin with adaptable opacity, active wings to reduce turbulence, and advanced alloys, ceramic and fiber composite materials.

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Its engines could rotate up to 45 degrees in a vertical position to assist during take-off and landing, thus reducing the distance of the runway.

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Viñals has even designed the plane such that it would break apart on an emergency landing to limit damage.

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It will seat about 755 passengers across three levels or floors; the first class on top with "sky views" and "all conceivable luxuries for a trip in an airplane like this," business class in the middle, and tourist class at the bottom "with all the comfort and space to have a pleasant flight."

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lightninglouie

I just hope International Rescue is around in case the Hood tries to steal it.