Airbus Intended To Manufacture Hypersonic Jet That Could Reach Supersonic Speed Of 4.5 Mach.
Recently, Airbus, Largest European Aircraft Manufacturer, patented a jet that could reach supersonic speed of 4.5 mach equivalent to four and half times the speed of sound. The hypersonic jet is expected to reach New York from London within 1 hour.
The original concorde could fly from London to New York in about 3 hours and 30 minutes whereas hypersonic jet is expected to complete the same journey within 1 hour. For other commercial airliners, it would take 7-8 hours for the completion of same journey.
It has been reported that the hypersonic jet will be equipped with 2 turbojet engines, 2 ramjet engines and rocket motor. During takeoff, turbojet engines and rocket motor will propel the aircraft and before reaching the speed of sound, turbojets will shutdown leaving rocket motor to climb up to altitude of 1,00,000 feet (30,000 m) vertically like space shuttle. While cruising at an altitude of 1,00,000 feet, ramjets will propel the aircraft to reach top speed of more than 4.5 mach. The ramjets will be powered by hydrogen gas.
The hyper sonic jet will seat upto 20 as passengers need to sit in hammock like seats. The journey in hyper sonic jet would be like space adventure. The original concorde was banned from flying as it produced loud noise. It’s challenge for Airbus to overcome this problem for its new hyper sonic jet. As the jet climbs upto 1,00,000 feet high, the noise won’t be able to reach the ground. The original concorde could reach at an altitude of 18 km whereas new hyper-sonic jet would reach the altitude of 30km.
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