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Supersonic jet dubbed ‘Son of Concorde’ travels at 1,300mph goals to get anywhere in 4 hours

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The tip of jet-lag? Supersonic jet dubbed ‘Son of Concorde’ travels at 1,300mph and goals to get you anywhere on this planet in 4 hours

  • The Overture, made by Boom Supersonic, can reach speeds of 1,300mph
  • Flying time between Miami and London could possibly be slashed to simply five hours 
  • Recent York and London trip could go from six-and-a-half to three-and-a half hours
  • Concorde, launched in 1976 was last supersonic airliner, ending in late 2003 

Supersonic travel is on its way back, with the airline boss behind ‘Son of Concorde’ saying his ultimate goal is to get anyone anywhere on this planet in 4 hours.

The Overture, made by Boom Supersonic, can reach speeds of 1,300mph – greater than double that of the fastest industrial jets.

It could mean the flying time between Miami and London could possibly be slashed from eight hours and 45 minutes to 5, and between Recent York and London from six-and-a-half hours to three-and-a-half.

Blake Scholl, CEO of Boom Supersonic, also claimed it will mean jet-lag is confined to history – because passengers can beat any time difference.

He said: ‘If a flight from San Francisco to Tokyo is cut from 12 hours to 6, you’ll be able to leave an entire day later.

In the event you leave Sunday morning, you’ll get there Sunday afternoon which is Monday morning Japan time, do a day of meetings and arrive back home 24 hours after you left with none jet-lag.’

Travelling within the Overture could see the flying time between Miami and London slashed from eight hours and 45 minutes to 5, and between Recent York and London from six-and-a-half hours to three-and-a-half

American Airlines on Tuesday agreed to buy up to 20 Overture jets (above) from aircraft maker Boom Supersonic, vowing to cut the time of long-haul flights over water nearly in half

American Airlines on Tuesday agreed to purchase as much as 20 Overture jets (above) from aircraft maker Boom Supersonic, vowing to chop the time of long-haul flights over water nearly in half 

American Airlines last week agreed to purchase as much as 20 Overture jets and keep an extra 40 on hold. 

Boom Supersonic claims to have $6 billion value of pre-orders, with Virgin Atlantic requesting as much as ten aircraft in 2016 and United Airlines 15 last yr.

Concorde was the last supersonic airliner, launching in 1976 and ending service in late 2003.

The Overture is anticipated to hold 65 to 80 passengers, with all seating arranged business class-style, meaning middle rows will probably be a thing of the past. 

A single ticket to Recent York will cost about £1,750.

Boom Overture key specifications 

Cruise speed: Mach 1.7 supersonic, Mach 0.94 subsonic

Range: 4,250 miles with full payload

Passengers: 65–80

Exterior Dimensions: Length – 201 feet, Wingspan – 106 feet, Height – 36 feet

Wing: Gull with digital leading and trailing edge flap control

Flight controls: 4x redundant digital fly-by-wire on 2 LRUs

Powerplant: 4x medium-bypass 100% SAF-compatible turbofan

Sustainability: Net zero carbon, flying on 100% SAF

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