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Tema: Bizjet... de Mach4!
- 17/06/2011, 09:42 #1
- 13 may, 08
- En las nubes
Bizjet... de Mach4!
El texto es de Tim Robinson, de la Real Sociedad Aeronautica británica, si estáis en tuiteer, seguidle!
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Hyperbole in Le Bourget press release statements is nothing new. “Come and see our revolutionary widget that will change the industry” you will often read, only to discover it is a slightly better version of last year’s widget, painted a different colour.
So when you receive an invite for something which will change the face of air travel as we know it, from a company you have never heard of you are naturally cautious. Arranging your press conference for prime time on a Monday morning too – against the big boys, if your news is not earth shattering – is a good way to get zero press attendance.
However – it comes from someone with a very well-known name in business aviation circles. Hmm. One piece of digging reveals an interesting fact: Hypermach the company in question has a CTO who gave a talk on late 2010 on a supersonic bizjet concept. Apart from that nothing else is online about the company – except a website with a tantilising countdown to the reveal on Monday morning.
However, a further email is even more intriguing – promising a Paris to New York in 1hr 45 round the world in 5hours – or Mach 4 – faster than the SR-71 Blackbird – still after its retirement, the air-breathing manned aircraft speed champion.
This is, if correct, nothing, short of revolutionary. Crucially, the invite mentions air travel – rather than an unmanned project. Given that NASA/USAF has tried this before and found it extremely difficult – is this just a pie-in-the sky dream?
One thing is certain – Hypermach will be remembered as either be the biggest Le Bourget flop the world has seen – or the unveiling of a whole new age of travel.
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- 17/06/2011, 11:30 #2
¿Y qué fue del bizjet supersónico japonés?
- 17/06/2011, 12:40 #3
pa que luego lo le dejen volar..... como al Concorde...