United Airlines orders supersonic planes capable of flying from New York to London in just 3.5 hours (video, photos)

United Airlines orders supersonic planes capable of flying from New York to London in just 3.5 hours (video, photos)

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Jun 4, 2021 04:44 GMT

The American airline will buy the Overture aircraft, from Boom Supersonic, which develops speeds of more than 2,000 kilometers per hour.

American Airlines United Airlines ad This Thursday what You will get the supersonic aircraft The Boom Supersonic Aerospace Company, as part of an ambitious project to reduce travel time and pollutant emissions.

The Chicago (Illinois)-based airline will purchase 15 completely carbon-neutral advance aircraft, with the potential to acquire another 35 in the future. It will carry passengers from 2029.

Boom Supersonic aircraft will be able to fly at speeds of more than 2,000 kilometers per hour –double that number The fastest today– And they suggest linking more than 500 destinations, the statement reads. Thus, it will take passengers only three and a half hours to get from New York (USA) to London (UK), four hours from there to Frankfurt (Germany) and six hours from San Francisco to Tokyo (Japan), as detailed by the company.

In addition, these supersonic aircraft will be equipped with in-seat entertainment screens, ample individual space and no contact between passengers.

“The first purchase agreement for a hypersonic aircraft Zero carbon emissions It’s an important step toward our mission to create an accessible world,” said Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic. “At twice the speed, United passengers will experience all the benefits of life as people, from deeper, more productive work to relationships to longer, more relaxing vacations in faraway destinations.”

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