The Plane That Could Fly ANYWHERE In Four Hours





Technology, 07 Jan - 2015 ,

The Plane That Could Fly ANYWHERE In Four Hours
Credit: Dailymail.com

A British aerospace firm is developing an aircraft that would take passengers anywhere in the world in just four hours. Reaction Engines is working on an engine system that will pave the way for a plane that would transport 300 passengers anywhere in the

A British aerospace firm is developing an aircraft that would take passengers anywhere in the world in just four hours. Reaction Engines is working on an engine system that will pave the way for a plane that would transport 300 passengers anywhere in the world in four hours.  Reaction Engines claims Sabre can be used to help accelerate existing aircraft up to five times the speed of sound and plans to use the technology on a unique 3,500mph 'spaceplane' called Skylon. Now, it is believed the firm is putting the finishing touches to the plan to launch the aircraft - possibly in 2019.  It has been earmarked as a 'high priority' technology project by the UK government following the favourable technical reports from ESA's propulsion experts.  The aircraft will be able to fly Mach 5 - five times the speed of sound - because of the engine, named Sabre, according to Bond.  Modern-day traditional aviation engines have to carry tanks of liquid oxygen when travelling at more than 1,900mph because they can't 'breathe' oxygen. Oxygen helps an engine to burn the fuel needed to power its propulsion. Reaction Engine's Sabre design uses a system of pipes, filled with helium. The air passes through these pipes and the helium helps remove any heat and the oxygen is carried to the engine. Once in space, the engine is capable of switching into rocket mode.

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