Designers Leonie Lawniczak, Deniz Örs and Georg Milde have dreamed up a magnetic launch system that gives airplanes of the future a boost at take off in much the same way as an aircraft carrier's catapult. The separate shuttle would remain on the ground, but the helping hand it offers would allow the craft to carry less fuel, making it lighter overall. As for the plane itself, the designers aren't holding back for its method of propulsion: scramjets.
Jump on through to see another shot of the MagLevAir, as well as a video showing the system in action.
Via Yanko Design