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Overseas goods could soon be delivered cleanly by ship; while food waste plays a decisive role in the skies.

Now, a Munich-based startup is looking to help people reach their destinations without spending hours changing trains.

For the design of their small aircraft, which can hold 9 passengers plus crew, the team took inspiration from gliders.

The batteries for the electrically-powered propeller are integrated into the wing. Meaning distances of 500 km between smaller, regional airports can be covered quickly and cleanly.

The firm is aiming to be operational before 2030, when conventional short-haul flights will be limited in various countries.

For longer journeys, other designs could help save on fuel and owls could hold the key to reducing turbulence.

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