Planes of the future could look like this tri-wing Jumbo Jet as it reduces fuel use by 70% and has a much shorter take-off.
The SE Aeronautic’s new SE200 prototype flips the design script for passenger planes.
Instead of the one wing design which has been in use for decades, the SE200 jet uses a tri-wing design. It also has a double tail fin and two rear-mounted engines.
And it also has room for 264 passengers. Plus, with a range of 10,500 miles and a top speed of 690mph, it’s got the range and speed to compete.
The wing design also gives the plane shorter take-off and landings. Which means the plane can use smaller airports.
But it’s the fuel consumption that’s getting the aviation industry excited.
Fuel is no longer stored in the wings. Instead, it’s stored on top of the plane in an extra compartment. This makes the plane more aerodynamic and helps centre the weight.
The makers claim it’s the most efficient plane ever built. And with a service life of 50 years and hugely reduced fuel consumption, this could well be the plane of the future.
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