Imagine going to Los Angeles or London for a weekend or even a day trip?
Well, Boeing is is working on a super-speed, ‘hypersonic’ plane capable of travelling at a velocity five times the speed of sound.
The plans say it could fly at up to 6500km/h.
At that speed the flight from Auckland to Los Angeles would only be an hour and a half ….. Wellington to London? Just THREE hours.
Boeing chief hypersonic scientist Kevin Bowcutt said the plane will be revolutionary for global travel.
“We’re excited about the potential of hypersonic technology to connect the world faster than ever before,” he said.
The aircraft would be capable of carrying passengers at full speed, though Boeing said it would also be used commercially or for the military.
Dr Bowcutt said it is possible this design could become a reality within 20 to 30 years.