May 17, 2019
PLANS have been unveiled for a 3,000mph plane that will fly passengers from New York to London in just 90 minutes.
Aerospace firm Hermeus has won funding to develop supersonic commercial planes that will fly more than five times the speed of sound within 10 years.
The company was set up by alumni from Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos-backed aerospace company Blue Origin – which is planning to fly passengers to the moon.
Hermeus says its planes would travel at speeds of more than 3,000mph with a range of 4,600 miles, and will be powered mostly by existing technology.
They will be built using mostly titanium and Hermeus looks to have a functional demo version ready in the next five years.
This article was posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 at 6:19 am