The fastest passenger aircraft in the world began testing

The fastest passenger aircraft in the world has started testing

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Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier says the new Global 8000 is already in development and will be “the world's fastest and longest haul business jet.”

The aircraft will carry 19 passengers and have a range of 14,800 kilometers . The maximum declared speed — Mach 0.94. According to Bombardier, the Global 8000 will enter service as early as 2025.

Last May, a prototype Global 7500 broke the sound barrier during a demonstration flight, accelerating to over Mach 1.015. This is the first ever supersonic flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). 

Global 8000 — is not the only supersonic aircraft that manufacturers around the world are currently working on.

Last year, United Airlines announced that it would offer passengers super-fast flights in 2029, and ordered 15 of these aircraft.

Meanwhile, Colorado-based Boom Supersonic is completing ground testing of the X-B1, the prototype for its 65-88-person Overture jet, intended for flights primarily across the ocean. At Mach 2.2, these will be very fast routes.

But Florida-based aviation startup Aerion went bankrupt months after plans were unveiled last year to build a commercial airliner, the Aerion AS3, capable of developing over Mach 4.  

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