- The rendering has solar panels on the roof of the plane would absorb solar energy and clever engineering would reduce drag as well as the sound of the plane flying through the air by 75%, according to Viñals. Materials like carbon fiber, graphene, ceramic, aluminum, titanium, and a shape-memory alloy would increase efficiency by making the plane lighter.
- The Eagle would be larger than even the largest planes today. Its wingspan measures an impressive 315 feet, besting even the largest wingspan flying today — the Airbus A380's 262 feet wingspan. Fortunately, the Eagle's slim-yet-ginormous wings would fold up for taxi and storage.
- The Eagle is a futuristic airliner design — so futuristic that the technology for all of its advancements hasn't even been invented yet — and likely wouldn't be feasible until at least the middle of the century.
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