As the fastest commercial manned vehicle in existence, the plane makes global travel a reality. The only regret is that it is still too slow, cruising at only 800km/h,not supersonic.Virgin Galactic has announced the development of a new supersonic passenger jet that will fly from London to New York in 90 minutes.According to Virgin Galactic, they are designing a new supersonic aircraft that will be used for commercial flight. The key engine is developed in cooperation with British aero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce, and it only takes 90 minutes.
You can fly from London, England to New York, USA, and the current flight takes at least 3 hours.
According to Virgin Galactic, the supersonic aircraft will be designed to carry between nine and 19 passengers at a cruising altitude of about 60,000 feet or more.Virgin Galactic’s aircraft design has already passed a concept review by NASA.CNBC reported that for Virgin Galactic, the supersonic aircraft is a long-term investment as it will take several years to develop and test.The supersonic aircraft will overtake British Airways’ Supersonic Concorde and break its transatlantic speed record, it said.In February 1996, Concorde flew from New York to London in 2 hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds.
The Anglo-French Concorde was put into commercial operation in 1976, the Soviet Tu-144 in 1977, and tu-144 was out of business after only half a year. Concorde was in operation until 2003, but its high ticket prices still couldn’t make up for the airline’s losses.In the nearly 20 years since Concorde was taken off the market, there have been a number of supersonic passenger aircraft projects in the United States, Europe and other countries, but none have been put into commercial operation.
The supersonic jet design will be used for commercial flights and virgin Galactic, founded in 2004 by British billionaire Richard Branson, has the world’s first commercial spaceship.