XB-1 Supersonic Jet

Aviation startup Boom Technology has a possible successor to the Concorde: the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, nicknamed “Baby Boom”. The supersonic jet takes you from NYC to London in just 3.5-hours instead of seven, while the typical 15-hour flight from Los Angeles to Sydney would be slashed down to a mere 6.5-hours. This is more than just a rendering, as the plane was revealed at an event Tuesday evening at Hangar 14 at Centennial Airport in Denver, Colorado. It’s set to hit the skies in late 2017. Continue reading for an interesting video of the Concorde.

The Concorde is a British-French turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner that was operated until 2003. It had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04 (1,354 mph or 2,180 km/h at cruise altitude), with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued flying for the next 27 years. It is one of only two supersonic transports to have been operated commercially; the other is the Soviet-built Tupolev Tu-144, which was operated for a much shorter period.