Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Saturday November 19, 2016

Richard Branson Reveals Prototype For Supersonic Passenger Aircraft

The plan is for 3.5-hour flights between NY and Londonآ—for $5000. Can we at least get another name on the plane other than something that implies an explosion?

آ…test flights would begin in southern California, with plans to launch the first commercial departures in 2023. If the plans stick to schedule, Boom flights will launch 20 years after British Airways and Air France decommissioned Concorde. He said Boom would succeed where Concorde failed because developments in technology and lighter materials meant tickets would be much cheaper. "Sixty years after the dawn of the jet age, we’re still flying at 1960s speeds," Scholl, the founder and CEO of Boom, said. "Concorde’s designers didn’t have the technology for affordable supersonic travel, but now we do. Today, we’re proud to unveil our first aircraft as we look forward to our first flight late next year."

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