Boeing and Airbus, and any other companies involved in the creation of aircraft, trying to make their planes and helicopters as economical and efficient. As far as possible, of course. A NASA and Google recently held a competition for Green aviation prize of, really, the most effective and economical aircraft in the world, which involved four groups of developers who have created a hybrid aircraft.
Recently we told you about the aircraft Pascal Chretien, who created the world’s first working electro-helicopter. But there has long been electro-airplanes! There are even hybrid aircraft used for flights and fuel, and electricity. But among these aircraft and has recently been drawn Green aviation prize.
To be more precise, there is no restriction on the type of engine in Green aviation prize. Was to limit the amount of fuel that can be used during the flight – 1 gallon (about 3.8 liters). And who can fly on it as far as possible, he also won. It is therefore logical that in this competition was attended by only a hybrid aircraft.
Green aviation prize prize for the third consecutive year, co-sponsor U.S. National NASA, an organization CAFE, supporting the development of the most effective aerial vehicles, as well as the corporation Google, known for her interest in the transport of the future. End company, by the way, and became a sponsor of this event.
And 1.35 million U.S. dollars provided by Google, went as a reward for first place in competitions at the Green aviation prize creators aircraft Taurus G-4, which was able to fly on a gallon of fuel and a single battery charge 649 miles. Their money team of engineers is planning to invest in the development of the world’s first supersonic electro-airplane.
Second place in competition at Green aviation prize took the plane E-Genius, overflying 605 kilometers. Its feature was the very low level of noise emitted by taking off – only 60 decibels, which is comparable with the speech of people.