The Airbus MAVERIC was unveiled at the 2020 Singapore Airshow as a new kind of airplane that aims to transform air travel by highlighting a blended wing-body design that's focused on enhanced efficiency.
The airplane is characterized by its wings that are blended into the body of the plane, which will work to reduce drag during operation and increase fuel economy by 20%. This design also allows the cabin of the plane to be expanded to offer an airier feeling for passengers and crew alike to appreciate when flying on long-haul journeys.
The Airbus MAVERIC was spoken on by Executive Vice President of Engineering at Airbus Jean-Brice Dumont who said, "By testing disruptive aircraft configurations, Airbus is able to evaluate their potential as viable future products. Although there is no specific timeline for entry-into-service, this technological demonstrator could be instrumental in bringing about change in commercial aircraft architectures for an environmentally sustainable future for the aviation industry."