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New Boeing hypersonic plane

Post by Rogue on Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:45 am

BOEING has unveiled a sleek, new hypersonic passenger plane capable of crossing the globe in hours.

The concept aircraft, unveiled at the American Institute of Aeronautics Aviation 2018 conference in Atlanta, would be capable of travelling at five times the speed of sound - that’s about 4000 miles per hour or almost 6500 km/h.

The speed could reduce the trip between New York and London to two hours and the flight between Australia and Europe to less than five hours.

The aircraft would be bigger than some planned supersonic business jets but smaller than conventional sub-sonic airliners such as the Boeing 737.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/business/aviation/new-boeing-hypersonic-plane-to-reach-europe-in-two-hours-ng-b88879816z
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Post by Kaere on Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:20 pm

Wow!!! I hope I live long enough to see that.

lol probably have to start saving now to be able to afford it! Razz
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Post by Rogue on Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:58 pm

Imagine how this will change people's travel as this becomes common place and normal fares. It will obviously become the norm in the future.
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Post by Rockhopper on Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:30 am

The problem they have is getting engines that can produce huge amounts of sustained power over longer periods of time.

The booster engines that are used to lob bodies into space are monstrous and burn only for three minutes not five hours.

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