Boeing has unveiled plans for what could be the world’s first hypersonic airliner, a sleek, futuristic-looking craft that the Seattle-based company said would be capable of flying five times the speed of sound, or about 3,800 miles per hour.
At that speed — Mach 5 in aviation parlance — it would be possible to travel from New York City to London in about two hours instead of the eight hours the trip takes on a conventional airliner.
Concorde the famous aircraft that flew routes across the North Atlantic Ocean from 1976 to 2003, could reach Mach 2.04, meaning the New York City-London trip took just under four hours.
Boeing says the first passenger-carrying hypersonic plane could be ready to fly in 20 to 30 years.
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