Supersonic Jet to Be Expected By 2020
By the year 2020, you can expect supersonic jet in reality. Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic and Boom Technology in partnership has started the creation of supersonic aircraft. The supersonic private jet would be faster in pace that compared to other commercial aircrafts and Concorde jet or any other commercial aircraft.
In the mid-20th century, the first aircraft was developed, which can travel faster than the speed of sound. However, there were certain regulations and technical challenges that stopped the innovation and expansion of the concept according to the Boom technology, which is located in Denver. The Boom technology has a prime aim to revolutionize these challenges by developing a modern, supersonic commercial jet. It also has an objective to set a new speed record for civil aircraft.
The new speed of the supersonic jet will be twice the speed of sound. The speed will be 2335 km/h. The now-retired supersonic passenger jet, Concorde, flew at speed of 1,350 mph approximately. The first supersonic commercial jet might travel between New York City and London for the first time at March 2020. With the high speed, supersonic jet could travel from San Francisco to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. It could fly from Sydney to Los Angeles in mere 6 hours and 45 minutes.
Converting the thought of supersonic business jet into reality is not that easy but since it is the need of hour, Boom technology is all set to launch its first supersonic jet.
With the help of supersonic commercial jet you can shorten the time taken by flight buy three times. Earlier you use to travel for 15- to 16 –hours but now you can cover the same distance in just 5 to 6 hours.
Boom Technology has raised $33 million in new funding to build up the startup’s first supersonic business jet recently. Initially, the company will be creating “Baby Boom,” and then it will be eventually developing the full-size Boom aircrafts.
The first test flight of Baby Boom is intended in 2018. The test of full-size Boom that has capacity to carry up to 55 passengers in an all-business-class configuration is targeted in 2020. They might get the certification from the Federal Aviation Administration by the year 2023.