Although commercial planes have shorten the time it takes to go from one place to another, there are people that are still complaining about long flight hours. Boeing could have a solution to the problem. It has introduced details of a new type of Hypersonic Airplane that will be able to cross the distance between New York to London in just 2 hours. The first ultra-fast Mach 5 flight could take place in ten years from now, 2028. The Hypersonic aircraft will be three times faster than a Concorde and will fly much higher. It is estimated that it will fly at an altitude of about 95,000 ft (29 km).
“Building the future at Boeing requires looking decades ahead at what could be possible, and innovating now to make it happen,” Boeing said.
The aircraft will be a little smaller than a Boeing 737 and will carry only 34 passengers. We can expect the prices to be accordingly. For the time being, the company has shown few designs and layouts with the new model. As a design, it seems to be a truly futuristic, a combination of a Concorde and a spacecraft.
“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.”