Supersonic jet to get anywhere in four hours

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Supersonic travel is on its way back, with the airline boss behind ‘Son of Concorde’ saying his ultimate goal is to get anyone anywhere in the world in four hours.

The Overture, made by Boom Supersonic, can reach speeds of 1,300mph – more than double that of the fastest commercial jets.

It would mean the flying time between Miami and London could be slashed from eight hours and 45 minutes to five, and between New York and London from six-and-a-half hours to three-and-a-half.

Blake Scholl, CEO of Boom Supersonic, also claimed it would mean jet-lag is confined to history – because passengers can beat any time difference.

American Airlines last week agreed to buy up to 20 Overture jets and keep a further 40 on hold. Boom Supersonic claims to have $6 billion worth of pre-orders, with Virgin Atlantic requesting up to ten aircraft in 2016 and United Airlines 15 last year.


The Overture is expected to carry 65 to 80 passengers, with all seating arranged business class-style, meaning middle rows will be a thing of the past. A single ticket to New York will cost about £1,750.


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Daily Mail

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