The novelty was developed by experts from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). They have been working on the project since 2015.
They created a plane based on a quadruple hull. The X-57 Maxwell has seven propellers on each wing. They are powered by electric motors that run on lithium-ion batteries.
As Apostrophe previously reported, planes powered by traditional aviation fuel rather than electricity often pose a threat to the health and life of passengers.
On November 9, a plane with Ukrainian tourists caught fire in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt). According to preliminary data, there was an oil leak from the hydraulic system in the aircraft, after which one of the chassis tires caught fire.