Place the supersonic passenger aircraft Concorde Anglo-French production can take the car US startup Boom Technology, created with the financial and technical support of the British entrepreneur Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic. Prototype SPS XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, affectionately called Baby Boom, will make its first test flight by the end of 2017, and with the planned developments without pads and excesses the Passenger Transportation the serial liners will start production in 2020.
Nicknamed Baby Boom, the one-third scale prototype of the company’s planned Boom passenger liner is designed to test the technologies for 21st century commercial supersonic flight.
Baby Boom is designed for a crew of two pilots and a flight engineer. Commercial version will seat 40-55 seats, which will be placed one by one in a row. According to the calculations of engineers, the new ship will be faster SPS “Concord” at least on 10%. Airspeed reach 2335 km / h. The road from New York to London takes about 3.5 hours from San Francisco to Tokyo – more than 4 hours, and from Los Angeles to Sydney – 6 hours 45 minutes compared to 15 hours on a conventional airplane. To achieve these results are calculated by an improved aerodynamic shape of the liner with a delta wing, the use of carbon composite materials and three engines General Electric J85-21.