Flyship - Applied Bionics
iDS has developed this study about interior and exterior design on behalf of a research facility. A wing-in-ground effect vehicle (Ekranoplan) has been constructed to fly at a low level above the water surface like pelicans do and therefor it is using the wing-ground-effect. Due to the low flight level this vehicle is more efficient than common aircraft and it can be operated by the rules of shipping. The vehicle can carry up to 80 passengers.