The European company AIRBUS is planning to fly from London to NY in 1 hours building a new supersonic jet at 4.5 match speed., equivalent to 4.5 the speed of sound.
Actual AIRBUS jets like the 330 takes 6 to 8 hours to reach the same route, in simple words to cross the Atlantic Ocean from America to Europe.
Airbus also thinks the patented craft would be able to complete trips like Paris to San Francisco or Tokyo to Los Angeles in just three hours.
AIRBUS describes the craft as "an air vehicle including a fuselage, a gothic delta wing distributed on either side of the fuselage, and a system of motors able to propel the air vehicle."
The jet is powered by three different types of engines that work in sequential order to get the craft aloft, into cruising altitude, and then up to its cruising speed of more than 3,000 mph.
To get off the ground, the craft will use two turbojets mounted under the fuselage as well as a rocket motor mounted in the rear. As the Airbus lifts off the runway, it will climb vertically like the Space Shuttle. Right before the jet reaches the speed of sound, the turbojets shut down and retract into the belly of plane — leaving only the rocket motor to guide it up to an altitude of more than 100,000 feet.
At cruising altitude, the rocket motor will shut down and retract into the fuselage. Then the plane's pair of wing-mounted ramjets take over and propel the aircraft to a top speed of Mach 4.5.
Airbus suggests it will be powered by various forms of hydrogen stored aboard the craft.
Watch this very interesting video made by Patent Yogi who explains how this new supersonic jet will work.
Supersonic Roller Coaster-cum-Aircraft patented by an Airbus Group Company .
For more information on the Airbus jet, check out the full patent at the USPTO database