Airbus applies to patent ‘flying saucer’ plane

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus (Euronext Paris: AIR-FR) is hoping to patent a new plane that looks more like a doughnut or flying saucer than the usual cylinder-shaped passenger plane.

The France-based company filed a patent application at the end of October for a new type of aircraft, structured to limit the strain of cabin pressurization. The design also offers space for more passengers, who will sit in a 360 degree cabin, rather like an amphitheater ….
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