KLM (Dutch Airline) and Delft University of Technology have released concept designs for an aircraft with a "blended wing body", which could transport passengers non stop from Europe to Australia about 14000 Kilometers or approx 8700 MILES
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This aircraft would carry 300 passengers over a range of 14,000 kilometres – approximately the distance from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Perth (Australia).
To improve aircraft efficiency and allow for longer flights, KLM's engineering and maintenance department worked with engineers and designers at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). The result is a design that features two sets of wings – a small pair by the nose and a large set at the rear – that blend into the body.
These elements are formed as a single curving shape, rather than attaching the wings as appendages to either side of the plane's fuselage like in current aircraft designs.