Airbus has patented the design of a hypersonic passenger aircraft

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Hypersonic Airbus

In the case of the success of designers-developers, the aircraft of the future will be able to develop a speed of 4.5 times faster than the speed of sound (5500 km / h). Thanks to this, for example, the flight on the route London – New York will take only 1 hour.

Hypersonic Airbus will have wings that are shaped like a Gothic triangle, to which will be attached hydrogen fuel engines. Depending on the flight mode, one of the three types of hydrogen fuel will be fed into them.

Hypersonic Airbus

The liner has a vertical take-off to a height of 30 km, followed by a transition to a horizontal flight mode at hypersonic speed. The developers of the new liner promise to minimize the sound effect when the liner overcomes the sound barrier.

The liner is designed for only 20 passengers and will belong to the VIP category for long-distance business trips and require the return of the passenger during the day. He can reach, for example, Tokyo or Los Angeles in just 3 hours.

According to representatives of Airbus, it is possible to develop a military version for the speedy transportation of soldiers to the combat area.

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