New supersonic jet will get you from LA to NYC in 2.5 hours
November 27, 2014
By Chris Perez
Photo courtesy Lockheed Martin
New Yorkers in the near future could one day eat Thanksgiving in Los Angeles and then fly back home before their turkey digests. A supersonic passenger jet dubbed the N+2 has been designed by US global aerospace engineers at Lockheed Martin and is intended to make commercial flights from NY to LA in just 2.5 hours, the Daily Mail reports.
The lightning-quick aircraft would hold 80 people and be equipped with tri-jet configuration to prevent sonic boom — meaning one engine will be on the top of the plane and two more will be underneath each wing. “To achieve revolutionary reductions in supersonic transportation airport noise, a totally new kind of propulsion system is being developed,” said NASA N+2 program manager, Michael Buonanno. “We are also exploring new techniques for low noise jet exhaust, integrated fan noise suppression, airframe noise suppression and computer customized airport noise abatement.”
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