Rolls-Royce returned to the realm of supersonic air travel
The new generation of supersonic aircraft can be equipped with the company Rolls-Royce, which already has some experience in this industry due to the construction of engines for Concorde.
One of the giants of engineering leading index of the British stock exchange interested in supplying engines for the aircraft business class Aerion that can fly faster than the speed of sound. Concord reheat with engines from Rolls-Royce commercial supersonic flight stopped over 10 years ago, after the collapse of the Concorde. However, the American company Aeiron plans of recapture. For this project they are working on a private jet with a maximum speed of 1,200 miles per hour (Mach 1.6), capable of overcoming more than 5000 miles. In November Aerion they said that they have received $ 2.4 billion from the company Fleksdzhet, which was signed a contract for the supply of 20 aircraft AC2, whose first flight is expected in 2021. It was originally planned to supply aircraft engines JT8D company Prat and Whitney. But after the redesign, in which the aircraft decided to make large, this idea was abandoned. The design of the airplane AC2 with three engines Thanks to the legacy of the Concorde, as well as the experience of the development of engines for fighter Typhoon and Tornado, Rolls-Royce looks leader to sign a contract with Aerion . Currently, passenger aircraft banned from flying at a speed of more than Mach 1 at supersonic fault of the possibility of an explosion. However, Rolls-Royce point out that the technology will soon get around this limitation. Concorde was designed long before the advent of computer simulation and without the possibility of using advanced materials