New supersonic jet will fly New York to London in 4 hours 24 minutes

Dubbed "son of Concorde," the AS2 Supersonic Private Jet, will be a joint project involving aviation giant Airbus and Aerion Corporation.

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Good morning New York, good afternoon London!

If indications are anything to go by, then in the very near future a new Supersonic jet will be able to fly cross-continent New York to London in 4 hours and 24 minutes.

Subsonic flights on that route currently take about 7 hours.

Dubbed "son of Concorde," the AS2 Supersonic Private Jet, will be a joint project involving aviation giant Airbus and Aerion Corporation.

The Supersonic jet is designed to carry 8 to 12 passengers at a top speed of Mach 1.5 - that's 1,960 km/h.

According to CNN, business jet operator Flexjet has placed an order for 20, with each costing $120 million.

Initial test flights are expected in 2021, followed by delivery to Flexjet in 2023.

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