‘Bullet’ aircraft to go into service

Written by by Staff Writer (CNN) — Hailed as a breakthrough in the aircraft industry, the Aeroflot passenger jet dubbed the “bullet” is set to be introduced in Russia and China by 2030. Its…

'Bullet' aircraft to go into service

Written by by Staff Writer

(CNN) — Hailed as a breakthrough in the aircraft industry, the Aeroflot passenger jet dubbed the “bullet” is set to be introduced in Russia and China by 2030.

Its creators say it will be cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly than typical passenger jets, though skeptics may suggest that’s because the design looks like something out of a sci-fi movie.

Aeroflot’s new ‘bullet’ plane is 30% smaller than other types of passenger aircraft, and lighter.

The Aeroflot “bullet” plane measures just 116 meters long, 50 meters wide and 18 meters high. That’s roughly 30% smaller than other jets on the market today, and much lighter.

Sara Barsotti, aerodynamics expert and CEO of Aeropark, said that this “very efficient” design means “it is not impossible to run this airplane with very narrow engine speeds.”

British plane builder Supersonic Titan unveiled the Aeroflot passenger jet earlier this year at the Farnborough Airshow. Boeing has also just announced a new passenger jet designed to enter service in 2020.

Aeroflot has been working on the project for almost five years and said the new planes would enter service in 2028 and 2025 respectively.

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