Today the flight from London to new York takes about 8 hours. But Boeing claim that this time can be reduced four times.
American aircraft building concern Boeing has introduced the concept of supersonic aircraft. Its first flight will be in 20-30 years.
“We are very excited to use supersonic technologies that will make movement around the world faster than ever before,” said Kevin Bowcutt, senior technical specialist at Boeing.
In January of this year, Boeing presented the draft of another supersonic aircraft, which five times exceed the speed of sound and be in any part of the world a maximum of three hours. However, this model is designed exclusively for military applications: reconnaissance, surveillance or strikes.
The new concept can be used for both military and commercial purposes, i.e. for the carriage of passengers. The plane made by the scheme low (wing passes through the lower half of the fuselage), has elongated pointy nose and tail and triangular wings.
According to Bocatta, the development of the concept of the new aircraft were used achievements of the Boeing in the field of hypersonic flight for the last 60 years. The company began its journey in this direction in 1956.
The speed of the new plane will be equal to five Mach numbers (6.2 thousand km/h), but to make the flights he will be on top to 28.9 thousand metres. All these supercharacters will allow the new Boeing to carry out transatlantic flights in just two hours.