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    Default Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

    A new hypersonic aircraft patented by Airbus could cut the journey time between London and New York to just one hour.



    The application to patent an "ultra-rapid air vehicle and related method of aerial locomotion" was approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office last month - just over four years after it was filed.


    The invention involves turbojets and ramjets - a type of jet engine - and a rocket motor.


    The French aircraft maker hopes it will be able to move at twice the speed of Concorde, which cruised at 1350 miles per hour before it was retired in 2003.


    Airbus' proposed design could therefore shave two and a half hours off Concorde's journey time between London and New York, according to Business Insider.

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    Default Re: Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

    So it will be a fraction of the time it takes to check in, go through customs and wait for your baggage!!!
    Don't forget the circling waiting for a runway spot etc...

    Awesome achievement but it will literally be like waiting for a go on a theme park ride only for it to last a few seconds.

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    Default Re: Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

    i suspect that the people that pay for this wont be queuing

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    Default Re: Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

    What? and mean that I can't watch a film from beginning to end, have a cheeky kip or eat a 3 course meal in peace?

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    Default Re: Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

    TBH I think that if it was ever built it would be for military use, It's top speed is supposed to be over mach 4 which pisses all over even the best currently available military planes.
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    Default Re: Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

    New York and London might be miles apart but they are also as shit as each other!


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    Default Re: Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Overdose View Post
    New York and London might be miles apart but they are also as shit as each other!


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    Default Re: Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

    More interested in Manchester to Australia.


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