Supersonic aircraft stopped commercial flights in 2003 with the last flight from agreementbut they seem closer than ever to returning.
Company explosion advertisement Bidhis proposal for supersonic commercial flight to return.
“Flying at twice the speed of current planes, Bid It opens the door to a dramatically more accessible world, where we can experience people, places and cultures first-hand.”
Bid It will start production in 2024.
Overture, supersonic aircraft
Bid it is the result of the latest innovations in aerodynamics, noise reduction and better performance than the Concorde.
Four engines, a contoured fuselage and gull wings prepare it to reach supersonic speeds of Mach 1.7 over water.
Bid It will be capable of carrying between 65 and 80 passengers with a range of 4,250 nautical miles (7,871 kilometers).
All of this fueled by sustainable aviation fuel
- Cruising speed: Mach 1.7 supersonic, Mach 0.94 subsonic
- Range: 4,250 nautical miles
- Passenger: 65 to 80
- Exterior dimensions: 61.2 meters long, 32 meters combined wings and 10.9 meters high.
Where will Overture fly to?
The plane will follow the path agreementspecializing in routes such as New York – London which would take 3 and a half hours, half of the 7 hours it would take to do so by traditional plane.
Overture will be able to take advantage of Mach 1.7 speeds over water, while it will have subsonic speeds over land.
One of the main problems of supersonic plane is a sonic boom, a shock wave that is produced after an object has passed velocity Mach 1.
This makes it less feasible to utilize supersonic speeds in non-over-water flight, though Bid promises less noisy operation during takeoff and landing.
What happened to the Concordes?
It agreement is the result of industrial cooperation great Britain you Franceachieved its first flight in 1969.
Pan Am, BOAC, American Airlines, Qantas, United Airlines, Braniff, Air Canada and other airlines ordered units, but ended up canceling orders. The 1973 oil crisis was one of the main factors.
The supersonic aircraft started commercial flights in 1976, operated only by British Airways you French air.
ticket to fly in agreement they weren’t cheap, but the plane promised half the travel time.
Over the years of operation, the aircraft agreement they had an accident. On July 25, 2000, Air France flight 4590 ended in tragedy when a Concorde crashed into a hotel near Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport. A piece of debris on the runway during takeoff caused the disaster.
Perception by agreement make them lose customers. Air France you English airline they announced on April 10, 2003 that they would be suspending their supersonic flights.
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