European aircraft giant Airbus has revealed a new advanced wing design which it claims could cut carbon emissions by 20 per cent.
The aircraft manufacturer has developed a design that blends the wing and the body in a futuristic experiment.
Airbus has been carrying out test flights on a 10.5 feet technology demonstrator, code-named Maveric, at a secret location in central France since last year. It lifted the veil on the design at the Singapore Airshow.
The concept of a 'blended wing body' design has been around since the 1940s and led to the U.S. B-2 bomber, as well as the X-48 research project between Boeing and NASA a decade ago.
Such aircraft are complex to control but produce less aerodynamic drag, making them more efficient to fly.