EADS is also focusing on shaping the aerospace industry for the future, driving the development of mature, sturdier and more sustainable products like Eurocopter’s X3 demonstrator, a hybrid turboprop helicopter that combines a vertical take-off and landing capabilities with high cruise speed.
Airbus is envisaging the technology of 2050 in its Concept Plane project — investigating the possibilities of materials, aerodynamics, cabins and engines within an 'engineer’s dream' concept that pushes the boundaries of design. Targeting the same time frame, EADS’ vision of high-speed, high-comfort aircraft is powering the ZEHST supersonic transport concept, which will soar through the stratosphere at a speed beyond Mach 4.
The desire to achieve a radical change in commercial aviation also lies at the heart of the VoltAir platform for future technologies, which envisions a fully electric, truly zero-emission air transport vehicle by 2030 and beyond.
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