Virgin Galactic’s new supersonic aircraft in collaboration with Rolls-Royce. Photo: @virgingalactic/InstagramVirgin Galactic’s new supersonic aircraft in collaboration with Rolls-Royce. Photo: @virgingalactic/Instagram
Virgin Galactic’s new supersonic aircraft in collaboration with Rolls-Royce. Photo: @virgingalactic/Instagram
Daniel Langer
Opinion

Opinion

Daniel Langer

New York to London in 2 hours? Supersonic planes will change travel forever – but after the US president gets a hypersonic Air Force One, who else can afford it?

As well as plans for a new Air Force One which could travel five times the speed of sound, Virgin Galactic and competitors are working on supersonic jets for private and commercial flights – but will they be for the super-rich only?

Virgin Galactic’s new supersonic aircraft in collaboration with Rolls-Royce. Photo: @virgingalactic/InstagramVirgin Galactic’s new supersonic aircraft in collaboration with Rolls-Royce. Photo: @virgingalactic/Instagram
Virgin Galactic’s new supersonic aircraft in collaboration with Rolls-Royce. Photo: @virgingalactic/Instagram
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