Supersonic aviation is once again becoming a reality and some companies are already working on aircraft that cross the sound barrier. Boom Supersonics, A Virgin Atlantic E.A. Lockheed / NASA. But there is room for a more accessible market for so-called hypersonic aircraft. Noting this, Herms announced the development of the Quarterhorse, whose jet could travel from New York to London within an hour.
According to Hermஸs, headquartered in Atlanta / USA, the Quarterhorse will be equipped with the only General Electric engine of integrated rotation, which will provide this amazing performance. This propulsion system uses a stationary jet engine for launching and landing, and requires a second turbine — so-called Ramjet or Scramjet — for high-speed ventilation.
When looking at the material and art of the prototype, first, it becomes clear that there will be a military appeal on the plane. The company studies that its speed is Mac 5.5 or 6789.8 km / h – in addition to 7400 km autonomy – so it is necessary to make progress in the development of a product that may be in the future, because, in flight, every dollar is counted towards projects.
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The project has been going on for nine months and has received a $ 60 million contribution from the U.S. Air Force. Initially, only the engines were tested and were successful, but by 2023, Hermஸ்s expects the first small-scale aircraft to take off for the first time. However, the plan is to have commercial passenger aircraft by 2030.
It is always good to remember that the last commercial aircraft that worked above the speed of sound was Anglo-French Concord, Retired since 2003.
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