Boeing Designing Hypersonic Airplane

If you thought flying anywhere in the world in just hours was impossible –think again.

Engineers at Boeing are working to turn hypersonic flight from a dream into an everyday reality. Advanced technologies, built on more than six decades of research and innovation, power Boeing’s new hypersonic design concepts.

How does a jet fly at hypersonic speeds?

Boeing’s designs combine traditional jet engines with ramjets, which use the airflow from the airplane’s forward motion to reach Mach 5.

Moving five times the speed of sound presents a number of unique engineering challenges. Boeing researchers and engineers are working tirelessly to develop innovative solutions to these complex problems and make hypersonic flight a reality.

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