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Can Boeing’s hypersonic jet cut flight times by 85%?

THERE’S FAST, AND THERE’S HYPERSONIC. On Tuesday, Boeing unveiled its first concept design for a hypersonic passenger jet during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference in Atlanta. The vehicle could theoretically travel at Mach Five, or five times the speed of sound (6,174 kmh/3,836 mph). At that speed, a flight between New York and Tokyo that currently takes 14 hours would drop to just a couple of hours, according to a Popular Mechanics report.
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That's what they say, but they also say it won't happen for a couple few decades yet.
I'm curious about it's fuel consumption versus what we have now.
Faster is great, but not if it's at the expense of the environment.
That could also play a role in whether or not this design gets off the ground.

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