NASA and others to build a supersonic jet which can fly from New York to London in 90 minutes
If you need to be at too many places across the globe in really short time spans, then your wait for a supersonic jet will so be put to rest. A stunning new, supersonic luxury air jet prototype will soon make its debut at the Farnborough International Airshow in England, this July. The jet has been created in collaboration between NASA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Gulfstream. Gulfstream suggests that the jet can fly over 2,485 miles per hour, which is four times faster than the company’s G650, the world’s fast jet of its kind to date. The plane is aimed at the business jet market.
Reports say, “Lighter composite materials, more advanced engines and smaller fuselages could enable new jets to travel about twice as fast as Concorde, which flew at up to 2187 km/h.” By this logic a flight from London to Sydney can be completed in just four hours, as opposed to the 23 hours that the trip takes today. The wait for commercial flights will be longer as a full-sized functional model of the jet named X-54 will not be available until 2030.