This week, founder of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson is partnering up with Boom – an Aircraft startup to reveal XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, which is said to be the first ever supersonic passenger plane.
Creators are claiming that this aircraft would be so fast that people will be able to make a flight between New York to London in less than 3.5 hours. However, this won’t be cheap as the quoted price for New York to London is $5000.
Moreover, it was revealed that XB-1 Aircraft comes with a seating capacity of 45 to 55 people and every one of them is given their own singled out seat. So for more money, you aren’t just getting fast travel time, you are getting to experience leisure as well.
Supersonic jets have been in the planning stages for over a decade now, and it’s about time someone actually created them for passengers.
The reveal is set to take place this week and creators are planning to launch the first XB-1 Flight in 2017.