Scientists are planning to shape nuclear-powered planes that may allow passengers change flights mid-air and jets refuel in the sky. The next generation of air travel would allow passengers to be delivered to the behemoths via smaller planes, along with their luggage, the Mirror reported. Also Read - Google Play Store announces blanket ban on Sugar Daddy apps over sexual content
Engineers are also working on “flying petrol stations” that could enable non-stop flights, the Mirror reported. Refueling in the skies would cut the amount of fuel planes need for take-off, when they are heaviest, making them better for the environment. Also Read - HP Pavilion 13 Review: A good thin and light laptop, that could have been better
The concept has been tested with the help of professional pilots using simulators but, four years in, researchers have yet to trial anything in flight. Also Read - Realme Smart TV Full HD 32-inch review: Best 32-inch Android TV under Rs 20,000?