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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    • gamingknight 47
      gamingknight 47  2 months back

      I feel like there isnt one plane design per year

    • Mechant Loup
      Mechant Loup  3 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  4 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  4 months back

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

    • Orange
      Orange  6 months back

      @Epic Screen name smelly

  • Entity303
    Entity303  14 hours back


    • tiffsaver
      tiffsaver  2 days back

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

      • Lagunosus Crash
        Lagunosus Crash  2 days back

        Now airbus has that plane with the new A321XLR

        • Yaw Asare
          Yaw Asare  2 days back

          Afrika: am i a joke to you?

          • Christoph Küstler
            Christoph Küstler  3 days back

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

            • Amateur Asian
              Amateur Asian  3 days back

              This video didn’t age well.

              • Modellbahn Thun
                Modellbahn Thun  4 days back

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

                • Sophia Neal
                  Sophia Neal  5 days back

                  Last spring I went from La to London Heathrow

                  • Gunna B
                    Gunna B  6 days 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 weeks back

                      3:02 A321neo-LR and A321neo-XLR

                      • Josh.
                        Josh.  1 weeks back

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

                        • Andrew Robinson
                          Andrew Robinson  1 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                            • Fluff Spidy
                              Fluff Spidy  2 weeks back

                              2:32 but that’s leeds

                              • Kobol d
                                Kobol d  2 weeks 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

                                • Amine ben
                                  Amine ben  2 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                                  • Riky 07
                                    Riky 07  2 weeks back

                                    5:42 no one:
                                    Airbus:hold my beer

                                    • V. V
                                      V. V  2 weeks back

                                      Ummmm a world w/o oil is still several centuries away ?? Venezuela still has untapped oil resources larger than Saudi Arabia’s. Alarmist have been claiming the end of oil is near for half a century, it’s all bullshit!

                                      • Magnus A
                                        Magnus A  3 weeks back

                                        My teacher told me that salients has developed a type of fuel that not even produce any dangerous gasses and it also works on normal engines so we don’t need to switch them.

                                        (Sorry if bad English)

                                        • Vlad Snape
                                          Vlad Snape  3 weeks back

                                          6:24 "..to stay alive against the potential future threat of high-speed land-based transportation systems like hyperloop" - you lost all credibility when you said this.

                                          • Anthony Holroyd
                                            Anthony Holroyd  3 weeks back

                                            A321 XLR

                                            • Anthony Holroyd
                                              Anthony Holroyd  1 weeks back

                                              @111danish111 they need range, efficiency and capacity. Whether its narrow or wide body is immaterial.

                                            • 111danish111
                                              111danish111  1 weeks back

                                              It is a narrow body though . They need a wide body right ?

                                          • AaronM5511
                                            AaronM5511  3 weeks back

                                            How about something that gets me from point A to Point B faster than 1950? That would be nice..

                                            • Liam Walsh
                                              Liam Walsh  3 weeks back

                                              What’s the background music in this video? It’s really good.

                                              • Rage Against The Hygiene

                                                Electric engines... on the vehicle more sensitive to power-to-weight AND energy-to-weight than any other...

                                                Electric planes are at best a marketing stunt. You're off your head if you think they'll ever be useful.

                                                • Its Hotdog
                                                  Its Hotdog  3 weeks back

                                                  Airbus A380 or boing 747

                                                  • Al the3rd
                                                    Al the3rd  3 weeks back

                                                    What about the airbus A250 ???

                                                    • Exotic
                                                      Exotic  3 weeks back

                                                      Edinburgh? More like Edin *bruh*

                                                      • Jadyn Wright
                                                        Jadyn Wright  3 weeks back

                                                        Why don't they just renew the 757? I mean, they still got the plans...

                                                        • Doctor Medkit
                                                          Doctor Medkit  3 weeks back

                                                          Smaller planes must suck for the airport though, same number of people cramming onto more planes means more plane traffic

                                                          • Paul Cheek
                                                            Paul Cheek  3 weeks back

                                                            what will come after the 797.... 808 or the 888 maybe...

                                                            • Patrick O'Neill
                                                              Patrick O'Neill  4 weeks back

                                                              With the 797 going into service at the absolute earliest in 2025, the 321XLR albeit maxing out at 244 seats currently, will have had at least a 5 year head start. With all due respect to Boeing, I don’t see any way they can maintain the interests of the airline companies in this market. Provided the xlr doesn’t have any issues it will have an imbedded monopoly. Why they didn’t augment the 757 is beyond comprehension and that runt of its fleet the 737 should have been scrapped 20 years ago.

                                                              Boeing have made some huge blunders with little positives in contrast not to mention the RR Trent 1000 giving them a bit of a needling too. Their last real significant success was 25 odd years ago with the 777. The 787 has them hanging on by a thread. If it weren’t for their aerospace and military contracts they could have failed.

                                                              Airbus look in a formidable position to rule the sky’s over continental US not to mention the A220 for good measure. Airbus will be shuttling passengers all over the US at lower fuel cost per seat while at the same time taking seats away from Boeing. This is a capitalist Mayday. Dilapidated and inefficient 757s and 737s mucking about while Airbus’ flaunting their products with the help of their passengers. I won’t get on a 737 Max when it returns to service and there are probably hundreds of thousands of people sharing this sentiment. When the 797 shows up to the party the party it will be over and the hangovers a distant memory.

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                                                                • Ser Garlan Tyrell
                                                                  Ser Garlan Tyrell  4 weeks back

                                                                  High speed trains ftw!

                                                                  • john williams
                                                                    john williams  4 weeks back

                                                                    IT has to be able to have the same runway capabilities as the the 757.

                                                                    • Joe Williston
                                                                      Joe Williston  4 weeks back

                                                                      Alexandria Cortes says the future is no air travel.....

                                                                      • Felix P.
                                                                        Felix P.  4 weeks back

                                                                        You cant compare a brandnew plane with the 2nd plane of airbus since they were build for very different demands.

                                                                        • rick dees
                                                                          rick dees  4 weeks back

                                                                          Hyperloop ever existing is a pure delusional .

                                                                          • sanch Sanchayan
                                                                            sanch Sanchayan  1 months back

                                                                            All electric is the future.

                                                                            • N M
                                                                              N M  1 months back

                                                                              Boeing Fanboy detected

                                                                              • CryptoCrazyJoe
                                                                                CryptoCrazyJoe  1 months back

                                                                                2 years pass now and we managed debunk hyperloop, oil crisis etc etc.......so we can clearly see this video been done by morons :-D

                                                                                • Eric Blade
                                                                                  Eric Blade  1 months back

                                                                                  I hope they look more like starships from star wars movies..thats how I like them too look like and fly..compare to todays planes..they all look the same and look boring..

                                                                                  • Anson Li
                                                                                    Anson Li  1 months back

                                                                                    I heard that The Airbus A380 will retire 2020 or 2021 so enjoy your Airbus A380 flights if you have any booked.

                                                                                    • Thomas Mortimore
                                                                                      Thomas Mortimore  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Anson Li no they will stop making them in 2021. They will continue to fly until airlines are done with them

                                                                                  • Ninja HasLigma
                                                                                    Ninja HasLigma  1 months back

                                                                                    Anyone noticed the lady at 0:34 was standing there for about a solid 3 minutes

                                                                                    • Exclusively Aviation
                                                                                      Exclusively Aviation  1 months back

                                                                                      Airbus has a lot of bad timings...The A380, the A310...

                                                                                      • josue Kay
                                                                                        josue Kay  1 months back

                                                                                        electricity isn't free, someone pays to produce it!

                                                                                        • Naid Khan DXB
                                                                                          Naid Khan DXB  1 months back

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