A radically redesigned passenger jet could alleviate a major complaint of people who live near major airports–the deafening sound of planes taking off and landing.

A team of 40 researchers from Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology spent three years working on the wide, streamlined jet, which they plan to unveil in London on Monday.

The “silent jet,” which from outside an airport would sound about as noisy as a washing machine or other household appliance, would carry 215 passengers and could be in the air by 2030.

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Sounds very interesting – hope it gets some decent media coverage when announced.

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