Boeing has introduced the concept of a hypersonic passenger aircraft
Despite the fact that airplanes are one of the fastest growing modes of transport, some flights are still last unacceptably long. The invention therefore provides a high-speed passenger aircraft - it is only a matter of time. Trying to become a pioneer in this area is taking the world-famous Boeing Company, which introduced its first highly intriguing concept of a hypersonic passenger aircraft.
The presentation took place at the conference of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), which runs from 25 to 29 June in Atlanta. According to company representatives, the future civil aircraft is capable of flying at a speed 5 times faster than the speed of sound. In addition, it became known that, most likely, the aircraft can carry up to 32 passengers and crew members. The streamlined shape of the aircraft fuselage will minimize sonic boom when breaking the sound barrier. Moreover (but this is only a hypothesis based on the shape of the rear part), the aircraft will operate at cryogenic hydrogen fuel. As consider themselves representatives of Boeing, something like this should be air transport in the next 30 years at the current pace of technological development. However, Boeing does not exclude the fact that the technology used can be applied not only in civil aviation, but also in the design of military aircraft and even the creation of spacecraft. At the same conference on their Boeing confirmed that it is not only the concept of a hypersonic aircraft, which is created by their engineers.