Hypersonic Passenger Jet to Revolutionize Green Transportation

A new jet was revealed at the Paris Air Show on Sunday, which can reportedly reach speeds of 3,125 MPH — or four times the speed of sound! The jet, called ZEHST (for Zero Emission Hypersonic Transportation) is a “green” version of the Concorde; powered by a seaweed-based biofuel, along with hydrogen and oxygen gases. France-based EADS is overseeing the project, and says it expects ZEHST to carry around 100 passengers and take off on a regular runway without creating any “sonic boom” noise. “It is not a Concorde but it looks like a Concorde, showing that aerodynamics of the 1960s were already very smart.


The plane would fly just above the atmosphere, meaning it could fly at more than 3,000 mph, ” Jean Botti, innovation and technology director of EADS, told the Daily Mail. “We’re not talking about a product that we launch in the next few years. We have to see security, integration of different technologies, and how man reacts to it,” added EADS boss Louis Gallois. The 100 percent solar powered airplane, Solar Impulse, also made an appearance at the air show.

Source: renewable-energy

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