American Airlines on Tuesday agreed to purchase 20 supersonic jets that may journey at 1,300 miles per hour however are years away from hitting the pleasant skies.
The Texas-based airline put down a non-refundable deposit for the fleet of Growth Supersonic Overture jets and has the choice to purchase 40 extra.
Growth calls its planes the “world’s fastest airliner” as a result of they will make it from Miami to London journey in slightly below 5 hours or Los Angeles to Honolulu in three.
Tickets to fly from New York to London — a 3 and a half hour journey — would price about $4,000 to $5,000.
The supersonic jets can be utilized by American Airlines for worldwide journey solely, as planes should keep beneath the velocity of sound whereas touring over land, reported the Dallas Morning News
The jets are nonetheless within the experimental section, however Growth hopes to conduct flight testing as early as 2026. Passengers could possibly be touring within the Overturn as early as 2029 if all goes properly.
Final 12 months, United Airlines agreed to buy 15 Growth jets, which can fly fully on sustainable aviation gasoline, typically comprised of plant materials.
Supersonic jet journey died off 20 years in the past after the Concorde was retired by Air France and British Airways after a lethal crash and excessive gasoline and upkeep prices.
With Publish wires