What will the aeroplane of the future look like ? An increasing number of journeys are being made by air, and the airlines are therefore demanding a new kind of plane to help them cope with increasing passenger numbers. one of the revolutionary new designs beings developed is a ‘flying wing’, which is short but very wide, in contrast to most planes, which are long and narrow. It will be capable of carrying 600-800 passengers. It will be built of an extremely light material, and together with the unusual design, this will improve performance. The new aeroplane will be quieter and more comfortable than existing planes. It will also cost less to operate, and will therefore help to keep fares at affordable levels. An additional advantage of this plane is that no new runways or terminal buildings will have to be built for it, because it is being designed in such a way that it can use existing ones.