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Detachable aircraft cabin could ensure future safety of passengers

02 February 2018

This innovative aircraft, designed by Vladimir Tatarenko, has a detachable cabin that acts as a capsule to save passengers during an emergency.

Detachable cabin concept (Credit: Vladimir Tatarenko/YouTube)

Tatarenko realised that 75 percent of aircraft accidents happen due to human error. In an attempt to reduce human influence during a catastrophe mid-air, he’s designed a patented concept that sees the lower part of an aircraft, in which the passengers and luggage are sitting, separate from the top to begin a gradual decline down to the ground using parachutes. 

The design uses existing technology and materials, such as Kevlar and carbon composites, for the fuselage, wings, flaps, spoilers, ailerons and tail. The lightweight materials will partly compensate the weight of the parachute system, which will increase the overall weight of the aircraft. 

Video courtesy of Vladimir Tatarenko

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