HyperMach SonicStar

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Role Supersonic transport
Designer HyperMach
Introduction 2021
Status development

SonicStar was a supersonic jet airliner project envisaged by HyperMach[1] CEO Richard Lugg.[2]

Lugg said at the 2011 Paris Air Show he plans to get the plane airborne by June 2021.[2] It would reach speeds of up to Mach number 4.4 (3,431 mph (5,522 km/h))[2] and fly at an altitude of 60,000 feet (18,300 m).[3] The propulsion is projected to be 30% more fuel efficient than the Rolls Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 Engine in the Concorde.[3] The SonicStar would, hypothetically, fly at twice the speed of the Concorde.[2] It is planned to be powered by two (theoretical) 54,700 thrust SonicBlue S-MAGJET (Supersonic-Magnetic Advanced Generation Jet Electric Turbine[3]) hybrid supersonic 4000-X series engines.[4] Some sonic boom is planned to be avoided through electromagnetic drag reduction[vague] technology (currently not in existence), eliminating the infamous hallmark of the Concorde predecessor.[3]

The SonicStar would carry thirty two passengers[3] in "VIP luxury accommodation."[2]

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  • Jones, Bryony (June 21, 2011), "Race to be first with 'son of supersonic'", CNN, retrieved June 21, 2011.
  • Moscrop, Liz (June 21, 2011), "Paris 2 011: Hypersonic Hyperbole", Aviation International News, retrieved June 21, 2011.
  • Quick, Darren (June 20, 2011), "HyperMach unveils SonicStar supersonic business jet concept", Gizmag, retrieved June 21, 2011.

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