May 06, 2017 01:53 PM EDT
Boom Technology aims to deliver fast and economically convenient flights for airline passengers. The concept of Boom is reported to be a supersonic passenger aircraft that would carry passengers in a flight twice the speed of renowned Concorde.
According to Live Science, a full sized supersonic aircraft called Boom would carry 55 passengers in an all-business class configuration and is slated for a test flight by 2020. The aircraft is then mentioned by CEO and founder of Boom, Blake Scholl to garner its certification from the Federal Aviation Administration by 2023.
With that said, the Boom supersonic aircraft was said to leave the Concorde’s record at a flight of at Mach 2.2 (or 1,451 miles per hour) which is 10 percent faster. The flight’s aim is to have passengers travel London to New York in just 3.5 hours. 1,000 supersonic airliners are then expected by Scholl to be available by 2035.
Furthermore, it was also mentioned that the big Boom supersonic aircraft would integrate the same practical and affordable fares as business-class airplanes offer but in a faster flight instead. It was then reported that the Boom could be rented as an ultra-VIP private jet as well.
“Our goal is to provide a tranquil and stress-free experience from the moment you step aboard, whether you want to work, play, or relax,” Boom stated on its website. The supersonic plane is then identified to fly at an altitude of 60,000 feet to avoid turbulence as reported by Travel and Leisure.
Meanwhile, it was also reported that aside form Boom working on a supersonic passenger aircraft, NASA plans to do so as well. Compared to Boom, NASA was mentioned to work on a QueSST (quiet supersonic plane). U.S. and Australian military scientists were also identified to work in making a hypersonic 'scramjet' that hits Mach 7.5 possible.
Rest assured, Scholl announced at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Wings of Change conference this week that a third of the full-sized Boom called “Baby Boom” would have its test flight on 2018. The main Boom supersonic aircraft is then set to test flight by 2020.
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