A supersonic aircraft has been developed by the Virgin Galactic in collaboration with the Boom Technology, the latter company announced. The Concorde, a British-French jet will no longer be the fastest as this upcoming jet will zip of the skies much faster.
The startup, Boom Technology claims that the turbo jet will fly faster than the speed of sound. The company further mentioned that the regulations and technical challenges staunched the innovation and further development of the project. The company aims at the modification to create it a supersonic passenger jet which will travel at the velocity of Mach 2.2 which is twice the speed of the sound, 1,451 mph (2,335 km/h) whereas Concorde, the retired jet used to fly at the speed of 1,350 mph (2,180 km/h).
According to a statement made by the company the supersonic jet has the capability to travel from New York City to London in a time span of 3 hours and 15 minutes with the pace of Mach 2.2. It will cover the distance from Sydney to Los Angeles within 6 hours and 15 minutes and from Tokyo to San Francisco to 5 hours and 30 minutes.
The first ever supersonic jet project cost the Boom Technology of about $33 million. First of all, a model named ‘Baby Boom’ which will be a prototype of the full-size aircraft will be created. The CEO and founder of Boom Technology, Blake Scholl announced in a conference that Baby Boom’s first test flight is scheduled to take in 2018. In 2020 the full size test of the turbo-jet will be carried out with 55 passengers in the business class and by the year 2023 it will get certification from Federal Aviation Administration.
“Building a supersonic airplane is not easy, but it is important,” Scholl wrote describing the project and taking the company’s motivation to the next level. If the projects results successful then it will be like travelling the Ocean, complete you busy day and heading back over the ocean to have a sound sleep with the children. The Scholl added “While we love the hard engineering and technical challenges, what really drives us is the enormous human benefit of faster travel”.
Artilce by Nishant.