Together with the startup Boom, the billionaire promises the rebirth of supersonic passenger flights. The new prototype aircraft promises 3.5-hour flights from London to New York for an “affordable” $5,000 return.
The test of this novelty will start in California very soon, and the first commercial departures are scheduled for 2023. Boom will have 45 to 50 seats, which makes it very exclusive, and the ticket’s price is being compared to Business Class tickets.
NASA has previously made noise about a similar hypersonic jet that will benefit from an ultra-lightweight nanotube building material to achieve greater speeds.