The 27th Ukraine International Travel Market - UITM'2021
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The American airline wants to revive supersonic passenger traffic

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United Airlines has ordered 15 supersonic «completely environmentally friendly» Overture aircraft for passenger transportation.
The American airline wants to revive supersonic passenger traffic
Avianews reported about it.
 
Company will cooperate with Boom Supersonic from Denver: the airline wants to get secure, easy-to-use and environmentally friendly aircraft.
They want to assemble the first sample in 2025, and test flights will begin in a year - in 2026. Overture is scheduled to carry passengers till 2029.
 
Characteristics of the Overture aircraft:
It is planned that the speed of the airliner will be 1800 km / h - twice as fast as modern jets.
Overture can be the first large commercial aircraft to have zero environmental impact since its creation through the use of special environmentally friendly fuels.
 
If the characteristics are confirmed, the air carrier can order an additional 35 airliners.
United Airlines has already named potential routes for the Overture aircraft: it can connect New York and London in 3.5 hours, New York and Frankfurt in 4 hours, San Francisco and Tokyo in 6 hours. Travel time will be halved due to speed.

Source: UNIAN