Airbus Patents Detachable Cabins

The civil aviation world, always looking for ideas to save time and money, may be launching the era of the plane “container”. The patent office of the United States approved, after two years of painstaking tests, an Airbus project for the launch of a new...

Boeing’s new winglet patent

Boeing has been awarded a patent for a new winglet design.  See below for a quick look. Notice the device has the traditional upward sweep. But look below the wing at the loop.  This loop may be hollow to allow air to pass through.  As the link shows, Boeing claims...