Concorde and Introduction: What are the differences between supersonic aircraft

Concorde and Introduction: What are the differences between supersonic aircraft

The Boom Supersonic is expected to make its first flight only in 2026 and carry the first passengers in 2029. But the plane is already attracting the interest of airlines, which have already ordered 130 units among confirmed purchases and additional purchase options.

Introduction of the concept of a supersonic aircraft – Photo: Disclosure / Supersonic Boom

If the manufacturer’s plans come to fruition, the front will have more units in operation than its predecessor. On the other hand, the new aircraft must not exceed the maximum speed that can be achieved with Concorde.

G1 has made a comparison between the two supersonic aircraft. paying off.

To carry out its first flight in 1969, the development of Concorde began 15 years ago in a consortium between companies from two countries. The aircraft was manufactured by France’s Aerospatiale and British Aircraft Corporation in the United Kingdom.

The first commercial flights began in January 1976, with flights from Paris to Rio de Janeiro and from London to Bahrain.

A Concorde makes its final touchdown at Heathrow on October 24, 2003 – Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Archive

The speed of the aircraft can reach Mach 2, which is twice the speed of sound. At cruising altitude (60,000 feet or 18 km), that’s about 2,160 km/h.

As a result, the journey from London to New York, which takes about 8 hours on a conventional flight, took about 3:30 hours. In 1996 Concorde made its fastest transatlantic flight and completed that flight in two hours and 52 minutes.

The end of the supersonic commercial

Concorde recorded its first accident in July 2000, on an Air France flight from Paris, killing 113 people. The engines caught fire on takeoff and the plane crashed into a hotel near the airport.

The explosion of an Air France Concorde killed 113 in 2000: remembered in the Journal Nacional

The French judiciary announced that the cause of the accident was a titanium blade that came out of a plane that took off minutes ago. The part broke off a Continental Airlines plane, which was ordered to pay compensation to Air France.

After the accident, the Air France and British Airways Concorde models were out of service for 15 months. It stopped working permanently in 2003.

Boom Supersonic’s goal is to halve flight times on more than 600 routes compared to the fastest subsonic aircraft. Travel time from Miami to London, for example, will drop from 10 to 5 hours.

The company sells each unit for $200 million (about R$1 billion), according to Bloomberg.

Meet Overture, a project of a supersonic aircraft that can reach a speed of 1800 km / h

Meet Overture, a project of a supersonic aircraft that can reach a speed of 1800 km / h

According to the manufacturer, the speed of commercial aircraft will be twice as fast as commercial aircraft when flying over the sea. In flights over land areas, the aircraft will perform 20% better than other aircraft.

Boom Supersonic also claims that its plane will be able to fly using only sustainable aviation fuel and that its noise will not affect inhabited areas.

There are also plans to create a military version of the foreground. In July of this year, the startup signed an agreement with Northrop Grumman, an American defense company.

Introduction of the concept of a supersonic aircraft – Photo: Disclosure / Supersonic Boom

Interior design concept of the presented supersonic aircraft – Photo: Disclosure / Supersonic Boom

A Concorde takes off from Heathrow for the last time, October 24, 2003 – Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP/File

Mike Bannister flew the last British Airways Concorde flight – Photo: Mike Bannister

Concorde among other aircraft at the Smithsonian Museum, USA – Photo: Carlos Coutinho / EPTV

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