New Generation Subsonics
The Shaneen introduce a new era of higher performance airliners, benefiting both airline buyers and airline passengers. The Shaneen promises a much more comfortable, quieter, smoother ride, with fuel efficiency gains and alternative fuel options.
Airlines have the following attractions to update to the new Shaneens:
By using conformal fuel tanks Shaneens have been designed to be capable of running on liquid hydrogen.
The added tanks provides the option to Shaneen customers of jet and or bio-fuelled variants to later update to cryogenic fuels. Hydrogen is exempt from carbon taxations being introduced worldwide, with its combustion producing no carbon emissions.
The Aceson DC and DJC Shaneens will be the first cryo-fuelled airliners in the world, developing the infrastructure and standards for the indefinite future. This embodies establishing all certification and production standards for future cryogenic types.
This fuel is the future of aviation, given its high efficiency and power, light weight and clean burn.
Lower fuel consumption
The Shaneen design features a configuration which is much lighter than similar-sized competitors’ products. The design also will introduce the first fully composite airliner in this size category, as well as yielding greater aerodynamic performance.
Every Shaneen will use less fuel of present equivalent sized airliners to do the same job, giving a commercial advantage over the competition. Fuel burn accounts for about half a flights total cost; using less fuel coupled with and easier maintenance of newer airliners will promote cheaper air-fares.
Due to clever design aspects, all Shaneen airliners will be much quieter than present types, meaning more pleasant conditions for residents around airports. The type is hoped to have a noise of under 70 decibels, the first airliner to break this noise barrier.
Interior noise will also be less than present airliners, with passenger comfort placed at a priority. Passengers are the revenue and by providing a superior and more comfortable experience encourages more people to fly.
Shaneens economies derived from superior economy aspects and low maintenance needs will be passed on to customers.
One of the main sales points of the Shaneen series is the fact the types will reduce fare prices significantly if oil prices stay the same. Should there be a drastic increase in the price of fuel, Shaneen can retain current air-fares, retaining a high number of passengers who would otherwise no longer be able to afford travelling.
Since there are more people with less money than more, even a slight change to fares has a big impact on seats sold. The scale is parabolic, hence even a small increase in fare prices has a large effect on flight bookings. More flights will have higher levels of seats filled, meaning the average price can go down, or be maintained in the face of excessive fuel price hikes.
Flights occur due to the need for people to move from place to place, and the safe aspects of the Shaneen design will enable an increase in the incredibly safe system we enjoy today, giving more people the ability and confidence to be able fly, boosting business for airlines.
Uses current facilities
Shaneens are designed to use current airport facilities, meaning airports will not need to make special purchases or improvements to current facilities to accept the type.
The exception to this is those provisions needed for hydrogen fuel. Initially it is expected the liquid hydrogen will be trucked in by specialised tankers, with the infrastructure added to airports with time and more flights. This plans ensures the type is more readily accepted overall, since there is no pressure to introduce expensive infrastructure quickly, it can be added over several years, spreading the cost.
STOL Shaneens will use shorter, unprepared runways, extending the places where the types can fly to, ultimately leading to more sales.
In western nations sealed airports are taken for granted, it is forgotten only grass fields were used for airports 80 years ago. There are many countries without money to build elaborate runways, until aviation brings in such wealth; via business opportunities such as tourism.
Another reason for an airline to buy a STOL Shaneen is from a lack of space for a full-sized airport, such as in a city area or on an island. This applies particularly in the fast growing Malaysian nusantara (archipelago) group, as well as other similar regions.
These markets are as prevalent in western nations as emerging economies around the world in areas like Asia, the Sub-Continent and Africa. Flight to these areas brings options for tourism and business opportunities, from all over the world.
By creating such a type expands the overall market for airliners, ensuring Shaneen enjoys higher sales.
Shaneens will be lighter and more economical. By reducing the weight reduces the required thrust. This also reduces the size and weight of the engines required; further reducing weight and fuel consumption.
With E=mc˛, we see the mass (m) is a factor exponentially concerned with the energy required, thus Shaneens economy – already lower due to a better design - is significant over present airliners: this applies particularly to the ShaneenH - or hydrogen powered - versions. To provide an example, imagine pushing a wheelbarrow uphill; it is much easier to accomplish this with less weight on board.
Reduced weight also increases the safety of the airliner should an engine fail, the aircraft has more available margin of safety due to the higher thrust to weight ratio of the remaining power plant.
Shaneens will be built to the latest F.A.A. and I.C.A.O. regulations and standards for airline manufacture. Many of the older airliners in service use amended guidelines which are not as safe as a type built to new, modern standards.
Shaneen airliners will have greater thrust to weight ratio’s which give better climb performance, especially during an engine failure situation.
Shaneens will be the first type to increase the flight loading to compensate for climate change. An increase in the acute and chronic weather systems bring an increase in the incidences of severe turbulence. By making the Shaneen stronger in specific areas manages any weight gain while creating a much stronger aircraft in dangerous weather conditions, reducing the risk of structural failure. Technology will also be introduced to allow the Shaneens to better avoid severe weather conditions.
Shaneens will be designed to be as comfortable as possible. The cabins will be quieter than competing types, and the layout will reflect a combination of new and older themes, reflecting a style of flight.
Cabins are also designed to provide less stress to those who are afraid of flying, a first for the industry. Technology will be employed to enable people to experience reduced anxiety from flying, should they have any such health issues.
The Shaneens will be built to be easy to maintain, providing fast turn-around times for airliners when scheduled maintenance removes the airliner from the fleet.
The ease of maintenance will be achieved by adding a lot of plug in technology to the airliner as well as in the design of access portals. All the maintenance will be simple and able to be done with minimal effort, while maximizing safety.
This aspect of the Shaneen design ensures maintenance costs are low and mistakes made by oversights are reduced. Complexity generally means any work undertaken must be checked repeatedly and makes the risk of oversight escalate. By introducing plug in technology speeds turn around times, saving airlines money. The risks are also lowered, increasing safety.
The price of the Shaneens will always be set to be as close to the competitors as possible.
This means airlines will not have to pay a penalty for buying a superior product. It also means Shaneens are likely to be competitive against the established marks of Airbus and Boeing.
Shaneens will start orders without a waiting list,, something the competition is unable to do at present. The number of back orders of airliners in the Aceson Shaneen market leap from 5,300 in 2011, to 6,700 at the end of 2012.
The markets for airliners of all sizes will continue to increase due to the increasing wealth and globalisation of business and tourism.