Could the next generation of planes have three wings?
Well, an aircraft manufacturer in the US has unveiled a new concept plane which has three wings. More importantly, this plane reduces fuel consumption by 70 per cent and lowers CO2 emissions by 80 per cent.
The SE200 plane has been designed by SE Aeronautics. It is able to carry up to 264 passengers, with a non-stop range of 17,000km.
The innovative design improves lift over drag resulting in short take-off and landing (STOL) capabilities and extremely long flights.
With an emphasis on safety, the design is made of one solid-molded piece of fuselage that is stronger than existing aircraft.