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The WB-1010 Liner is the Future of Flight

By: Katherine Vong - Published: • References: yankodesign and newlaunches
It’s a bird, it’s a plane—no wait, it’s an enormous whale! That’s right, in 85 years whales will be able to fly. Okay fine, it’s just the WB-1010 liner you see in the sky.

This sea creature that calls itself an airplane is a concept aircraft design entered into the KLM Indonesia aircraft design competition. It is designed with materials and technology that don’t exist yet but the good news is, the designers expect the aforementioned non-existent components to be made in the next 85 years. The WB-1010 liner (the WB stands for Wright Brothers) will have a helium-injected body so it will be super light, the capacity to accommodate 1500 passengers, the ability to harvest wind energy in flight, and speeds up to 1,000 kmph. That’s really fast!