I live in Bristol in the UK and regularly drive past the rotting Concorde at Filton and think ‘what a waste’. The Concorde was the jewel in crown of passenger carrying aircraft for many years and it will be sorely missed – or will it?
A new supersonic jet has been designed by a team from Oxfordshire called reaction engines. It has been estimated that the Reaction Engines A2 aircraft could transport passengers to Australia in under 5 hours at an estimated cruise speed of 3,800 miles per hour. That is twice the speed of the famous Concorde. The A2 has a predicted top speed of 4,000 miles per hour and will have an estimated 300 seats.
The plane is still very much in the design phase at the moment but who knows – anything is possible.