SE Aeronautics' new mid-market airliner concept, the SE200, will carry up to 264 passengers with a range of 10,560 miles and reduce CO2 production as measured by per seat kilometer by 80 percent. (SE Aeronautics)
SE Aeronautics announced a new widebody aircraft, the SE200, that promises 70 percent lower fuel consumption and the ability to lower CO2 by 80 percent with a light tri-wing design and short take-off and landing capabilities for long flights, the company said in a March 17 press release.
"Our innovative technology and new aircraft design will lower fuel consumption by 70 percent and lower CO2 emissions by 80 percent as measured by per seat kilometer,” Lloyd Weaver, chief engineer of SE Aeronautics, said in a press statement. “The innovative design is a more efficient, light tri-wing configuration that greatly improves lift over drag, resulting in short take-off and landing (STOL) capabilities and extremely long flights. 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.”
The aircraft was also designed with COVID-19 and other airborne diseases in mind. The aircraft has a “once-through” air feed ventilation system to ensure that air never recirculates in the cabin, according to the release.
The SE200 will carry up to 264 passengers and have a range of 10,560 miles, according to the release. The fuselage will feature one solid-molded piece, and the fuel will be stored in sealing bladders on top of the fuselage.
"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, said in a press statement. “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.”