Are you upset that you missed your chance to fly on the Concorde, to get from New York to London in around four hours? You haven't missed anything because a new supersonic jet is in the works that will cut that travel time down to two measly hours.
A report in the Daily Mail said the Hypermach SonicStar will be able to travel at a top speed of a stunning 2,664mph -- twice as fast as Concorde. It will fly at 62,000 feet, twice the altitude of usual commercial flights.
"We have access to revolutionary engine technology and a unique very high speed aircraft design to make this kind of earth-shatteringly fast air travel possible," Hypermach CEO Richard Lugg said at the Paris Air Show.
The best part -- the plane is not some sci-fi dream of the far distant future. Lugg said the company has already secured funding from the British Department of Trade and Industry.
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"Our plan is to build and fly the world’s first very high speed supersonic hybrid aircraft by June 2021," Lugg said.
In addition to the two hour New York-London route, a trip from New York to Sydney which takes 20 hours now will be accomplished in just five hours on the SonicStar.