Ever dream about traveling between New York and London in three and a half hours instead of the current seven? Or how about going from Los Angeles to Sydney in eight hours instead of fourteen and a half?
These are the promises of Boom Supersonic, an American company that in October, will present its test aircraft, the XB-1 and will try to revive the supersonic air travel made famous by Concorde.
The XB-1 is a small-scale model (about a third of the size of the final aircraft) and will be presented on October 7, 2020, with the intention of demonstrating the new capabilities achieved by the supersonic journey. It will also test the underlying technologies of the flagship model, the Overture , which is scheduled to be presented in the middle of next year. This model aims to be the fastest commercial aircraft ever, while maintaining a low environmental impact.
In the recent press release of presentation, the CEO of Boom Supersonic said:
"Our experiences in the COVID-19 pandemic underscore the basic human need for personal connection for all of us. Faster air travel allows us to experience the people, cultures and places of the world and XB-1 is the first step in bringing supersonic travel back to the world. With XB-1 we are making sure that the supersonic future is safe, environmentally and economically sustainable. We understand that the demand for supersonic travel has grown even faster than we thought "