Friday, June 15, 2007

Super Efficient TurboProp

The Piaggio Avanti is a turboprop business jet. The radical design has propellers facing backwards and a small wing in the front. The Avanti is 40% more fuel efficient than the latest crop of business jets. Better yet, its faster too!

Piaggio designed the Avanti after the first oil embargo when it seemed fuel prices would dictate the future of aviation.

Oven on MSN website, and soon on Ecogeek is a new proposed commercial jet, the EcoJet which is a schematic design for a jet that has 50% fewer emissions than the best jets of today.

The Ecojet has much in common with the Avanti, including rear facing engines and propellers instead of turbofans.

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