9 Innovative Concept Aircraft: A Gallery

Jan. 15, 2021
Designers are taking a stab at new airliners, personal aircraft and electrically powered flight.

Aircraft companies big and small continue to explore the newest design processes and material to make planes that are more efficient and environmentally cleaner. Many are evaluating and refining electric and hybrid-electric propulsion, as well as autonomous piloting and innovative aerodynamic shapes and structures. Here are a few of those designs—some of which are being built, and others that just serve as sounding boards for new ideas and approaches.

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