NYC to London in One Hour
on 12 August 2015
While many thought the days of the Concord long gone, aircraft manufacturer Airbus has just won a patent for a hypersonic plane, which is being dubbed the Concord 2.0. The curious-looking aircraft (which would be able to travel at four-and-a-half times the speed of sound) is set to be a passenger plane—meaning a flight from NYC to London could take just one hour. Apparently the jet will feature hammock-like seats for travelers and cart just 20 people at a time. It will also be angled in such a way that its sonic boom won't disturb those on the ground. The reality of the Concord 2.0 remains to be seen and, if it does indeed happen, it could be 30+ years in the future.