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Airbus Twin Fuselage Airplane

Drawings from company engineers recently revealed a very unique design.

Airbus Twin Fuselage Airplane

Airbus Twin Fuselage Airplane

Airbus recently received a patent for this twin fuselage design. The aircraft features dual forward-swept wings, with the fore wing residing lower than the aft wing.

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Airbus Twin Fuselage Airplane

Airbus Twin Fuselage Airplane

The positioning makes the craft particularly robust, allowing it to operate with less weight and thus, less fuel usage.

Read our recent feature on the Airbus twin fuselage design here.

Airbus Twin Fuselage Airplane

Airbus Twin Fuselage Airplane

The design features a turboprop propulsion system located in the center of the aft wing.

Read our recent feature on the Airbus twin fuselage design here.

Boeing Twin Fuselage Design

Boeing Twin Fuselage Design

According to Airbus, their design solves the problems of a much earlier double fuselage structure patented by Boeing, which featured two straight wings, with the aft wing positioned significantly higher than the fore wing.

Read our recent feature on the Airbus twin fuselage design here.

Boeing Twin Fuselage Design

Boeing Twin Fuselage Design

Airbus says the Boeing craft's abnormal height gave it a particularly high CG, which would also make it rather difficult to fly. The With the forward-swept wings of the Airbus design, the company says it has solved that problem.

Read our recent feature on the Airbus twin fuselage design here.

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