This New Jet Design Would Get You From New York to China in 2 Hours

Source: Travel And Leisure

By
TALIA AVAKIAN

FEBRUARY 23, 2018
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A team of Chinese researchers has revealed a design for a hypersonic jet that they claim could transport passengers from China to New York in a “couple of hours.”

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences discussed details of the four-winged I-plane in a paper published in the Physics, Mechanics, and Astronomy journal.

According to the researchers, the aircraft – called the I Plane – would be able to travel at five times the speed of sound at over 6,000 km/h, shaving the current transportation time from Beijing to New York from over 13 hours to as little as two.

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