Luca Iaconi-Stewart born around 1991 is an American designer who achieved widespread publicity in 2014 for building a 1/60-scale model of an Air India Boeing 777 using manila folders.He claimed it took 10,000 hours to complete and that he devoted an entire summer just to completing construction of the passenger seats.
The plane is complete down to details like bolts, hydraulic pipes and hinges. It has amenities like seatback entertainment systems, food carts and also the hidden crew “rest module” that most passengers, even those in first class, never get to see. “I like the way the planes look and I love the engines,” Iaconi-Stewart says.
The Air India 777 uses the most powerful jet engines ever built, the GE90-115B. The engine, designed by GE Aviation, is also the first jet engine to use fan blades made from a special carbon-fiber composite.
The light material allowed engineers to expand the engine’s diameter to 134 inches and give it more oomph. “The blades are just beautiful, Iaconi-Stewart says. “I studied them at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where they are part of the design collection.