Thursday, 21 February, 2019

Boeing Reveals Hypersonic Concept

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Nellie Chapman | 29 June, 2018, 18:59

Even better, flights from NY to London would take just under two hours.

Boeing is still trying to figure out how any of this will all actually happen, but the aircraft manufacturing company does have its eye on a launch date. Estimates are that the most recent appearance of the hypersonic Boeing in the skies above might take place 30 years from now.

On Tuesday, in a conference in Atlanta at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Boeing disclosed and talked about its first concept design for a hypersonic passenger jet.

The hypersonic plane could theoretically fly as fast as Mach 5, which is just under 3,900 miles per hour.

For passenger use, Popular Mechanics overviewed how all of this could possibly work through the implementation of a cooling system, high-altitude flights, and specialized tail design.

The concept aircraft could have either commercial or military applications, according to Boeing.

"There is an inherent value in speed", says Kevin Bowcutt, Senior Technical Fellow of hypersonics in Boeing Research & Technology.

"This aircraft would allow you to fly across the ocean and back in one day, which is all most people would want".

Boeing has unveiled a concept jet that will be capable of whisking passengers from NY to London at a blistering Mach 5 - making it capable of crossing the pond in just two hours. "For the business traveler or the military, where time is really important, that's an interesting point".

'Boeing is building upon a foundation of six decades of work designing, developing and flying experimental hypersonic vehicles, which makes us the right company to lead the effort in bringing this technology to market in the future'. "We see future innovations where you could connect around the world in about two hours". Musk said at a space conference past year it could take passengers from NY to Shanghai in just half an hour.