Airbus officially unveiled its futuristic aircraft design code-named Maverick at the Singapore airshow.
The Airbus Maverick (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls) is purpose-built with fuel conservation in mind.
It is a scale model (in test stage) two meters long and 3.2 meters wide, with an area of 2.25 square meters. Maveric features a disruptive aircraft design, which has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20% compared to current single-aisle aircraft.
Airbus intends to bring this technology to commercial designs in the near future. Airbus said there would be more test flights in the second half of 2020. But it’s too early to tell if the model will be available in the next generation of medium-range aircraft expected in the 2030s. , the company continues testing, studying the operation of the cabin and the integration of the aircraft in the current airports.