The aviation industry has always been on the cutting edge of new technologies and attempts to make things better. One of the very important items is fuel consumption. Even the smallest savings result in significant profits. The new SE200 tri-wing jumbo jet prototype could bring up to 70% savings in fuel consumption.
Tri-wing jumbo jet could reduce fuel consumption by 70%
Therefore, constant efforts to enable savings in fuel consumption are absolutely understandable. Imagine a revolution that will bring savings in consumption of up to 70%.
Radical approach in design
The new SE200 prototype from SE Aeronautic takes a radical approach to every dimension in ultra-wide-body aircraft design and performance. The tri-wing design, with its double tail fin and two engines in the back, can carry 264 passengers while using 70% less fuel and emitting 80% less CO2 than a comparable-sized jet.
The Tri-wing SE200 concept, which looks like something from the future, improves lift over drag by a lot. This means that take-off and landing (STOL) times are much shorter and flights are much longer than usual.
The game-changing, one-of-a-kind design has two engines in the back and two tail fins. The tri-wing aircraft can transport up to 264 passengers at a speed of Mach 0.90. (690.5 mph). It has a range of about 10,560 miles nonstop (around 16,995 km). It is developed with a focus on safety. Instead of wings, fuel is stored in self-sealing bladders on top of the fuselage. The aircraft will float in the case of an emergency landing over water.
Here you can see what it looks like and learn more about this revolutionary design.
Safety and savings
SE claims its integrated monocoque structure as a performance and safety innovation. According to the company, airplane designers put together big pieces called “barrels” to get the most work done. “In an accident, this is frequently where fuselages break apart,” SE notes. “SE will construct a one-piece, strong composite fuselage.“
The company says that the plane’s monocoque design and composite materials will make it the most efficient plane ever made and that it will last for 50 years. “We will also be able to create these airplanes in less than half the time it normally takes to build an aircraft of this size,” the company claims.
The aircraft’s rear engines generate a combined thrust of 64,000 lb. “But being able to cut fuel use by 70% is our crowning achievement,” said CEO Tyler Mathews. “We’re going to change the industry.“
Besides, SE Aeronautics has made a new “once-through” air feed ventilation system that doesn’t recirculate the air in the cabin. This greatly reduces the likelihood of airborne disease transmission.
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