Pirates, how about traveling between London and New York in 3 and a half hours instead of the current 6 and a half or more, or going from Los Angeles to Sydney in 8 hours instead of 14 and a half?
These are the promises of Boom Supersonic, an American company that will try to revive the supersonic air travel made famous by Concorde, which has ceased operations since 2003.
The XB-1 is a small-scale model (about a third of the size of the final aircraft) the intention being to demonstrate the new capabilities achieved by the supersonic journey and of testing the underlying technologies of the flagship model, the Overture, which is scheduled to be presented in the middle of next year and which aims to be the fastest commercial aircraft ever while maintaining a low environmental impact.
In the recent press release of presentation, the CEO of Boom Supersonic said:
“Our experiences in the COVID-19 pandemic underscore the basic human need for personal connection for all of us. Faster air travel allows us to experience the people, cultures and places of the world and XB-1 is the first step in bringing supersonic travel back to the world. With XB-1 we are making sure that the supersonic future is safe, environmentally and economically sustainable. We understand that the demand for supersonic travel has grown even faster than we thought "