What's Actually the Plane of the Future

  • Published: 12 September 2017
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  • Wendover Productions
    Wendover Productions   2 years back

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    • Elliot Hosack
      Elliot Hosack  2 weeks back

      3:30 oh also the 737 crashes itself for fun.

      That too.

    • gamingknight 47
      gamingknight 47  3 months back

      I feel like there isnt one plane design per year

    • Mechant Loup
      Mechant Loup  4 months back

      High-speed train makes short haul flight slower and more cumbersome than train teavel. Airports still remain airports, no matter what.

    • Michelangelo Buonarroti
      Michelangelo Buonarroti  5 months back

      5:45 Well @Wendover the a321neoXLR has just come out and with Cabin Flex you could make it just large enough to seat 245 people and it has a range of 8700km, so the LR wasn't their last try.
      So if the 797 comes out in 2 variants it will definitely be good competition to the smaller version.
      Also, it will be finished 2 years before the 797, a massive advantage to me.

    • Haroldo Miyaura
      Haroldo Miyaura  5 months back

      please, don't forget the possible airbus a350-2000

  • Speedy O
    Speedy O  20 hours back

    i have a few future aircraft concepts on paper

    • Airbus A380
      Airbus A380  2 days back

      If it's a Boeing ,then you ain't going ..⚰️⚰️⚰️...

      • Mario Vento
        Mario Vento  4 days back

        Yay United airlines

        • Alex_00 0
          Alex_00 0  4 days back

          Nahh probably concorde will come back and other supersonic

          • Elvijs Lasis
            Elvijs Lasis  6 days back

            One thing about electric planes - they stay same weight from start to finish. Fuel planes start heavy (but it is relative easy for wheels to handle take-off) but finish flights pretty empty (wider safety margin for winds/rain/etc).
            And that is even not taking account huge amount of dead batteries after some 6-8 yrs in service. And still that power has to be made from some energy source. Why not to make non-fossil (long-term possible) fuel instead and use engines/aircraft we already have.

            • Aditya Kumar
              Aditya Kumar  1 weeks back

              Can self flying

              • Pluckaiy
                Pluckaiy  1 weeks back

                737 max 10 OOOOF

                • Santy Clause
                  Santy Clause  1 weeks back

                  Teh plane of the future will not be a massive passenger jet, nor a uber taxi-type hire plane for short city hops. 'twill be a handy, dandy, fuel efficient, longe range, vtol and all weather capable, high speed cruising machine, with costs comparable to '70s fossil energy pump prices, and new cars prices. But the tech will be '20's and the engines will be new, powerful, computer managed and quiet. Lightning will not be a problem cuz these babies will be shielded like a Faraday cage, and the air frames will glide capably without engine power or have fail-safe chutes or both. The cabins will be almost indestructible from impact, fireproof, and capable of producing enough food to support a large grown family, made possible by vast farmland tracts placed inside dimensional pockets, which also furnish the advantage of being weightless to the outside while light from the sun tunnels in, as through a zero magnification gravity lens, and as though no aircraft cabin interior were between.

                  • Justin Anger
                    Justin Anger  1 weeks back

                    Electric won't replace fossil fuel. For the same weight and power you get 35% the range or less

                    • GabrielFarseer
                      GabrielFarseer  1 weeks back

                      You had me until you started talking about Hyperloop and electric planes. But I guess it's the future and according to the past we should be crusing in flying cars by now...

                      • Riley Mizis
                        Riley Mizis  2 weeks back

                        It seems as if airbus are ahead of the game now with the A321XLR, which is planned for service by 2023. While Boeing has even formally announced the 797.

                        • Alexander
                          Alexander  2 weeks back

                          Thank you for video, It is very interesting, but I can't understand how engineers will be able to build jet use electrical power instead petrol. Process of building electrical jet will similar electrical car. It will very very long process. I undersnatd Peoples will be able to built elecrical jets, but when. It's important qestions.

                          • Muda Sulaiman
                            Muda Sulaiman  2 weeks back

                            I hope that Boeing will remastered the 787 to be 787X

                            • pasoundman
                              pasoundman  2 weeks back

                              There will never be any electric aircraft for the simple reason that compact enough energy storage doesn't exist. Imagine the recharge time too, lmao.

                              • scruffs
                                scruffs  2 weeks back

                                Trains are more expensive to use than planes in Britain!

                                • Mirza Ahmed
                                  Mirza Ahmed  2 weeks back

                                  What about the Eviation Alice?

                                  • Mirza Ahmed
                                    Mirza Ahmed  2 weeks back


                                    • Blake Belladonna
                                      Blake Belladonna  3 weeks back

                                      Electric aircraft won't be winning over airlines any time soon. The best lithium batteries only have 2% the energy density of Jet A. The absolute best case for an electric airliner is probably something like an electric Q400, one of the most efficient regional aircraft. The real Q400 has a range of 2040km. At 2%, that translates to 40.8km, when you account that take-off and climb requires a disproportionate amount of a flight's fuel, that's not even enough to leave class C airspace. Let's be generous and make every seat first class, reducing the seat count from 90 to just 54. That buys another 3,100kg for batteries, increasing the range by 63% to 66.6km. Let's then double that, assuming that turboprops are about 50% efficient while electric motors are 100%, and we're at 133.2km. By comparison PDX to SEA is 208km. And all that while fuel only costs about 20% of the ticket price, makes electric aircraft a terrible value proposition, even worse than supersonic.

                                      • 10k subs with No videos

                                        Def not a max 8

                                        • 3
                                          3  3 weeks back

                                          Planes of the future fly vertically with the nose pointing down

                                          • Michael Brown
                                            Michael Brown  3 weeks back

                                            I love how those promoting "electric" act like the power just magically appears.

                                            • The Crimson Fucker
                                              The Crimson Fucker  4 weeks back

                                              Good news: They're building an airport in your neighborhood.
                                              Bad news: They're building an airport in your neighborhood

                                              • Lone Wolf
                                                Lone Wolf  4 weeks back

                                                You hear that trains? Your days are numbered

                                                • Seimen Veldt
                                                  Seimen Veldt  4 weeks back

                                                  Im sensing boeing bias... either way you missed one revolutionary design from airbus. ok, its still a paper plane but they did already do windtunnel tests with it, and will be ready in a few years

                                                  • Insert cringe Name
                                                    Insert cringe Name  4 weeks back

                                                    Hyper loop is just fucking styoobid

                                                    • Aviation Trail
                                                      Aviation Trail  4 weeks back

                                                      737 MAX

                                                      • snurk agurk
                                                        snurk agurk  4 weeks back

                                                        well, this video didn’t age well

                                                        • J Julien
                                                          J Julien  4 weeks back

                                                          great news, this plane is called Airbus A321XLR

                                                          • SUPPUG1234
                                                            SUPPUG1234  4 weeks back

                                                            Why are there so many square space and skill share sponsors on videos?

                                                            • Cornelius Dr Vanderbilt

                                                              The practical future is Flight / Passenger Capsules to convenience passenger loading and offloading. They could be attached / detached while the 'Base' is being serviced: Fueling and other checks being performed. It could save a lot of time in Taxiing.

                                                              • Entity303playz
                                                                Entity303playz  1 months back


                                                                • tiffsaver
                                                                  tiffsaver  1 months back

                                                                  The plane of the future is the next design China successfully steals from us.

                                                                  • Lagunosus Crash
                                                                    Lagunosus Crash  1 months back

                                                                    Now airbus has that plane with the new A321XLR

                                                                    • Yaw Asare
                                                                      Yaw Asare  1 months back

                                                                      Afrika: am i a joke to you?

                                                                      • Christoph Küstler
                                                                        Christoph Küstler  1 months back

                                                                        You need fossil fuels to produce electricity, so what's the difference? Nobody knows sh* about the future.

                                                                        • Amateur Asian
                                                                          Amateur Asian  1 months back

                                                                          This video didn’t age well.

                                                                          • Modellbahn Thun
                                                                            Modellbahn Thun  1 months back

                                                                            2 Years later: Still no B797 and almost 300 orders for A321XLR...

                                                                            • Perfect Latios70
                                                                              Perfect Latios70  4 weeks back

                                                                              He said the 797 would start service in 2025, you should listen to the video

                                                                          • Sophia Neal
                                                                            Sophia Neal  1 months back

                                                                            Last spring I went from La to London Heathrow

                                                                            • Gunna B
                                                                              Gunna B  1 months back

                                                                              With the average person smashin' the scales in 20 years from now engines will need to B twice as powerful and plane bodies 5 times wider lol

                                                                              • Flight 32X
                                                                                Flight 32X  1 months back

                                                                                3:02 A321neo-LR and A321neo-XLR

                                                                                • Josh.
                                                                                  Josh.  1 months back

                                                                                  I’ve seen the IAD-LHR United Boeing 757 before

                                                                                  • Andrew Robinson
                                                                                    Andrew Robinson  1 months back

                                                                                    Great Video!!

                                                                                    **Just to clarify**
                                                                                    It's not the British Isles, it's UK and Ireland (Ireland is not part of Britain, and hasn't been for over 100 years) nothing against the UK but facts are facts so please get such politically sensitive facts correct.

                                                                                    • DrOrange
                                                                                      DrOrange  1 months back

                                                                                      I'd like to see a solar powered one. That could be cool

                                                                                      • Nico D. Sun
                                                                                        Nico D. Sun  18 hours back

                                                                                        Commercial solar powered planes will never happen. The energy density of sunlight is far too low.

                                                                                    • Fluff Spidy
                                                                                      Fluff Spidy  1 months back

                                                                                      2:32 but that’s leeds

                                                                                      • Kobol d
                                                                                        Kobol d  2 months back

                                                                                        Electric isn't the future. Electronic components require a huge variety of resources. Planes that can run on bio diesel or ethanol are the future

                                                                                        • Ben DE
                                                                                          Ben DE  2 months back

                                                                                          This video is outdated now. 1) the 737 MAX doesn't fly because it's not safe. and 2) Airbus already won bu releasing the A321 XLR. which fits perfectly between 737 and 787.

                                                                                        • Jaystarz2000 gaming
                                                                                          Jaystarz2000 gaming  2 months back

                                                                                          Let’s get SpaceX to send passengers to and from around the world.