Supersonic jet promises travel from London to New York in half an hour
There’s been a lot of news lately about faster air travel with the release of a bevy of plans for supersonic jets.
But designers of a concept aircraft named Skreemr say their aircraft could fly passengers from London to New York in an unbelievable half an hour.
Charles Bombardier and Ray Mattison say scramjet technology would be used for the Skreemr's engines that uses the speed of the aircraft to forcefully compress the incoming air for engine combustion instead of from a tank on board. Scramjets are designed to be smaller, lighter and faster, which will allow the Skreemr to hit speeds exceeding Mach 10 - 10 times the speed of sound --or around 7,673mph, The Globe and Mail reported.
Bombardier, who came up with the idea for the Skreemr's sleek design, envisions a 75-passengers in luxury craft with four wings and two large rockets on the rear. The Skreemr would be launched at very high speed with the help of a magnetic railgun launching system and liquid-oxygen or kerosene rockets would be fired to enable the plane to rapidly climb higher in the sky and reach Mach 4, which is around twice the speed of Concorde.