Supersonic Flight Is Making A Comeback
The public has not seen a supersonic passenger jet in several decades after the fall of the Concorde, but that all may change. Canadian company, Bombardier revealed high speed achievements while showing its new plane, the Global 8000. The company says that the plane which is still in development will end up being “The world’s fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet.”
The jet has seating capacity for 19 passengers and a flight range without refueling of 8,000 nautical miles with a top speed hitting Mach 0.94, the plane is expected to enter service in 2025. The news comes after a Global 7500 test vehicle broke the sound barrier during a demonstration flight, going Mach 1.015 as it was accompanied by a NASA F/A-18 chase plane.
Bombardier’s plane also became the first plane in history to fly supersonic with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with the max flight height being just below 3,000 feet.