It was hailed as a revolution in aviation, but the wingless airplane has yet to get off the ground. Literally.
Boffins at the Aeronautical Institute for the Retarded (A.I.R) proposed the idea several months ago during the dawn of the economic crisis sweeping the World.
With airlines closing at an alarming rate, the idea was hit upon to save money by redesigning aircraft to make them more fuel-efficient.
"On paper it looked like a fucking great idea", said a boffin, "lose the wings and you could fit more airplanes into garages and even have a whole bunch of them take off at exactly the same time on the exact same runways".
The idea would be to replace the large cumbersome wings of modern aircraft with the simple proposal to instead have the passengers put their arms out the windows to get the craft airborne.
Several low-budget airlines seized on the plan and embraced it with, erm, outstretched arms.
But the idea had one deadly flaw - it was shit.
So, its back to the drawing board for the genius's at A.I.R who are already working on replacement designs - one of which involves gluing lots of seagulls to the side of an airplane and another involves using a catapult to launch aircrafts.