Aviation in the coming years is no doubt going to change dramatically, which is being supported by new designs like this future aircraft that boasts a distinctly fine-tuned functionality. Created by engineers at MIT and NASA, the aircraft features wings that are compromised of hundreds of individual pieces that allow it to change its shape in-flight. This could help to dramatically increase the efficiency of the aircraft and even help with maintenance for a better overall design compared to existing solutions.
The future aircraft makes use of both stiff and flexible components to create better performance for pilots by helping with maneuverability, cruising, take-off and landing. The aircraft identifies what can be done to meet the increasing global transportation needs with a focus on efficiency.