• Agree with Phil Young, need to see how economy pax find the long voyage. Should pack about 30 in back end with no vacant seats, restricted to back end toilets and fed normal economy food. Joyce and VPs to be used as steerage pax. Australian pax can easily get to central and Eastern US without usi...

  • Put Alan Joyce and two senior executives in most crowded row, with full passengers ahead and behind. I suspect Sunrise flights will use full premium seating, similar to Singapore ULH flights

  • Well said Concorde1990. It is amazing that 50 years after Concorde’s first flight we see a proposal for an aircraft with virtually no improvement in performance. To be successful a new supersonic transport would need trans Pacific range, meaning a much larger aircraft. This aeroplane does ...

  • While the A321 is classed as narrow body it should be noted that its fuselage width is 7 in wider than the B707 , which was continued in 727,737 and 757. In fact the A321XLR looks like a 707 with half the fuel burn. Sounds much better than 10 abreast in 777 !

  • Boeing's hypersonic passenger jet

    Jun 30, 2018, 12:03 AM

    This would require a combination ramjet / turbofan being well beyond highest speed available with turbojet. Engine would only be applicable to a single application with very small ( if any ) potential market. Development would be extremely costly and quite different to well understood programs fo...

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