The Disruptor? Meet The Aurora D8 – A New 180 Seat Double Bubble Widebody

In 2009, a combined team of Aurora Flight Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Pratt & Whitney was awarded a contract to study technologies and designs for the plane of the future. The target date for entry into service was to be around 2030, and was targeted to have lower fuel burn and noise pollution than other models. The concept the team developed was really quite extraordinary.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://simpleflying.com/aurora-d8-double-bubble/
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MIT students came up with this? Looks like something you’d see a 1st grader draw when they think of a plane

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“The eyes are open, the mouth moves, but Mr Brain has long since departed”

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