Fly from London to New York in 2.5 hours: “supersonic” concept plane can take off and land like a helicopter
24 Oct 2016

– The Flash Falcon, designed by Oscar Viñals, would provide more space for passengers while cutting down on journeys across the Atlantic.

– As a double-decker aircraft, the plane would be able accommodate 250 passengers.

– The plane has a needle-shaped nose that is designed to diminish the noise created from a sonic boom.

– On the day the supersonic aircraft takes to the sky, passengers will find themselves being able to travel from London to New York in under three hours.

– Viñals, the plane’s ambitious designer, has stated that the aircraft would reach Mach-3 speeds, which is approximately 2,300 miles per hour. This would halve the current travel time across the Atlantic.

– The airplane is intended to be powered by nuclear fusion energy and serve as an eco-friendly method of transportation.

– According to Viñals, up to 250 passengers, across two separate cabins, would be traveling at three times the speed of sound.

– The top deck would be devoted to accommodating business class passengers, while the “super tourist class” on the lower deck would both seat more passengers and provide them with more room than a traditional aircraft.

– Due to the blistering speed of Mach 3, the plane would be able to make the trip from London to New York in approximately two hours and 30 minutes.

– The aircraft, Flash Falcon, would theoretically run on a carbon-free, supersonic engine that is based on a portable fusion reactor. Its six electric-combustion engines would allow the plane to take off or land vertically in the same manner as a helicopter.

– Viñals has dubbed the plane’s engine a “star jet engine,” which would be crafted from materials that were both physically resilient as well as lightweight, and would be stored within an “indestructible” container for the passengers’ safety.

– The aircraft’s wings would be adjustable in order to improve aerodynamic efficiency. The cockpit would be fitted with state-of-the-art technology that allows pilots to access data quickly and easily.

– In addition to greatly reducing the noise from a sonic boom, the needle noose of the aircraft is also intended to increase the plane’s aerodynamics. According to Viñals, “in a very near future supersonic flights will return, but with the most significant technology and advances of the 21st century.”

– He went on further to state: “this aeroplane would belong to a hypothetical generation that would be equipped with technology based on fusion energy – the future green energy – which today can only be found under development, but in the next 15 years it could become a feasible reality, capable to generate great amounts of electric energy without the use of ‘contaminant’ materials.”

– Many aircraft designers view supersonic travel as the future, and have been churning out designs over the past few months.

– The Concorde, which was created 13 years ago, is no longer in service due to exorbitant costs and a lack of customers.

– Flash Falcon would be equipped with a 150-foot wingspan, which is nearly double the span of the Concorde. Similarly, Flash Falcon’s March 3 surpasses Concorde’s speed of Mach 2.

– Flash Falcon’s length would also be nearly 130 feet longer than the Concorde and twice as wide in order to seat all 250 passengers.

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