Nobody likes a long flight. Especially now with the pandemic. But one company is closer to rolling out faster service – supersonic service.
Denver based aviation company Boom Supersonic has rolled out the first independently developed supersonic aircraft – the XB-1. The news comes 50-years after the first supersonic flight.
America can feel like its imploding right now, but it's things like this that keep me hopeful
'Supersonic travel is here': Boom rolls out XB-1 demonstrator aircraft https://t.co/oFx72d3YFA via @CNNTravel
— Kim Taylor (@kimmytaylor) October 7, 2020
Dubbed the ‘baby boom,’ with a fuselage of 71-feet, the XB-1 is a one-third scale prototype of Boom’s upcoming commercial jet ‘Overture,’ which Boom says will be capable of Mach 2.2 speed – cutting the typical 8-hour London to New York red eye to just 3.3 hours.
CNN reports Overture is expected to be ready for commercial flight in 2029.
What’s the worst part of flying right now? Would you pay more for a faster flight?