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Supersonic passenger jets will finally become economically viable

Posted on December 13, 2013 by FCm Travel Solutions

Predictions for a future filled with endless possibilities: 2025-2065

Imagine how much more your employees could travel for business, if it only took three hours to fly between Brisbane and Singapore or two hours between London and New York.

Dramatically shorter flight times would be a huge bonus for companies around the world. And it may not be too far off in the distance that long-haul flights become short haul, if supersonic jet engine developments continue to gather speed.

It’s been a long recognised fact that one of the major barriers to supersonic flight is not one of engineering, but rather economic realities.

Aircraft that are capable of breaking the sound barrier also burn fuel at an alarming rate, so any new generation supersonic engines will need to be far more fuel efficient if they’re to carry passenger loads around the world.

One solution being explored is the pulse detonation engine, which uses a fuel/air mixture. An early version of this more economic power plant was tested at the Mojave air and space Port back in 2008. 

Many believe that by 2030 an engine will have been developed that will be able to power that fabled two-hour flight from London to New York!

At FCm, we’re always looking for travel options that are going to save our customers time and money. 

The rise of supersonic jets will definitely be a trend our air team will be keeping an eye on to ensure your business has access to the best and latest travel options in the market! 

Find out more about the future of supersonic travel

 

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