Another Delft University of Technology student project.
For intercontinental distances, two modes of transportation dominate the market: maritime transport and air freight transport. Maritime transport is slow but has a low cost, while air cargo is traditionally more expensive but more reliable and much faster. This means that air cargo is used for time-sensitive and high value goods, while maritime transport is used for lower value, less time-sensitive and bulk goods.
The aim of the HUULC is to alter this market with a new ultra-large aircraft. This aircraft should be able to compete with maritime freighter transport in order to obtain a portion of the market share from maritime transport. Read more and download the report…