alabama start-up SE aeronautics has unveiled the ‘SE200’, an all-new green widebody airplane design with a tri-wing configuration that could potentially revolutionize the world of commercial aviation. the innovative aircraft concept will carry up to 264 passengers, flying more than 10,000 miles with 80% lower carbon footprint than similar traditional planes.
all images courtesy of SE aeronautics
the patent-pending ‘SE200′ concept features a lightweight tri-wing layout to enhance lift over drag, a ’tilting’ seat, and a new ‘once-through’ air feed ventilation system. the innovative aircraft is built as a monocoque, made up from a single solid-molded component that can float on water. fuel is stored on top of the fuselage in self-sealing bladders, and not in the wings. ‘the construction is all-composite, molded in one tough, safer piece. we also incorporated super-thin, long wings and complete streamlining from the nose to the tail. we did it all.’ SE aeronautics chief engineer lloyd weaver mentions.
with a non-stop range of 10,560 miles, the aircraft operates as a lightweight regional or long-range airliner hosting up to 264 passengers. meanwhile, the firm has stated that the new model will reduce fuel consumption by 70% and CO₂ emissions per seat kilometre by 80%. ‘this aircraft will be the most practical, profitable and permanent solution to the grossly underperforming airliner technology of today,’ tyler mathews, CEO of SE aeronautics, shares. ‘our manufacturing efficiency will allow us to produce our aircraft in significantly less time than the current traditional method. but the jewel in the crown is really our ability to get that fuel consumption rate down by 70 percent. we are going to revolutionize the industry.’
company: SE aeronautics
myrto katsikopoulou I designboom
jul 29, 2021