Friday, May 27, 2022

Airbus Carbon Fibre Plane

Jetlag has very common downsides for passengers who crosses time zone around the world. This is when their bodies readjust to a new time zone, once you touch down. But now, commercial aircraft company Airbus and Qatar Airways going to introduce an anti-jetlag airbus made from carbon fibre. They have given it the name as ‘A350 XWB’ with so many improvements.

Alain De Zotti said, chief engineer of the A350 XWB program at Airbus said, “The design process was about optimization pushing the constraints and opening up the box of solutions.”

  • It has the aim to minimize the groggy feeling of traveling halfway around the world. Inside the cabin, change colour to mimic the sun’s natural glow, at the same time, they are designed to fit with our bodies’ natural circadian rhythms whatever time it is. It has air filtering system that refreshes air inside the cabin in every 2-3 minutes.
  • At outside from the anti-jetlag features. Its body is made from 50% of carbon fibre reinforced plastic. This technology helps us to get more efficient and light weight aircraft, minimizing the costs.
  • It creates 25% of improvement in plane’s fuel economy with its larger and wider wings with flaps that follow the flight path direction rather than wind as compare to other planes which are currently are in use. Due to this latest feature, it could make the rides smoother.
  • In economy class, the fuselage is wider to accommodate larger passenger seats. The seats are an extra inch wider over the standard width and can move easily down the aisles. Because of, the seat configuration increase from carrier to carrier and the competition for best business and 1st class cabin so fierce.

Over it, De Zotti said, “Business class is now like first class and first class is like little apartments.”

The carrier can swap out seats and tweak configuration easily, that’s why Airbus designed the interior to be adaptable.

De Zotti said, “We are trying to make the jet relevant for the future. There’s an open architecture that can evolve to welcome new functions and can cope with the evolution of technology.”


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