Foreign countries are fun to explore. Right from food to different scenic sites, it is nothing but a sight for sore eyes. However, the thought of long-haul flights exhausts the very spirit of little traveller spirit inside us. However, this feeling has been taken care of. Now if you are in London, you can reach New York in just three and a half hours. This is possible because of Boom Supersonic, a US-based company which is developing the world’s fastest airline - Overture.
It is an ultra-high-speed jet which has the capacity to carry 65 to 80 passengers at a speed up to 2,100 kilometres per hour. The Overture is expected to start services and carry its first passengers in 2029. For several years, the design of the aircraft was in the process and was finally revealed during a press conference at Farnborough Air Show, a UK-based aviation trade event.
The aircraft has been designed in such a way that every corner is filled with a lot of detailing and a lot of thought has also gone into the making. To make sure the aircraft is safe as well as sustainable, 26 million crore hours of simulated software designs, five wind tunnel tests and 51 full design iterations, have taken place. To make the aircraft speedy and faster, the small engines are shaped into ‘gull wings’. The new engine is quieter. The aircraft will also fly without afterburners, these help in reducing the noise output.
With the launch of Overture, 600 routes across the globe will make transportation accessible to millions of passengers. It can also become more profitable with the addition of global commercial airline fleets.
Overture has vouched to be a net zero carbon which will fly 100 per cent on sustainable aviation fuel. The design and production of the flight will be recycled.