Boom’s Supersonic Planes Are the Closest Thing We Have to Teleporting
One day in the near future, people will be able to travel from Dubai to London in about four and a half hours — thanks to The Boom Supersonic. The founder of Boom, Blake Scholl, said at a press conference at the Dubai Airshow that the pilot test of the plane will be carried out next year and regular flights will come into service by mid 2020s.
The supersonic plane will be 2.6 times faster than a regular aircraft and will be able to carry 55 passengers, with each seat costing the customer the same amount as a current business-class airplane ticket.
Scholl also added that “they’re not going to notice the difference because it’s no louder than the airplanes that are flying today. At the airport, you’re approach to land and take off speeds are a little bit faster than subsonic, which actually reduces the noise footprint because the airplane flies over you faster than it would have otherwise.”