Caption:Passenger planes today are comfortable and reliable, but could they fly faster? The latest engineering developments suggest we could speed planes up several times over, creating true aircraft of the future.
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Further information:From the shape of the plane and the choice of engine and fuel, to the environmental impact and economic viability – a European research project is studying, in cooperation with Japan, all aspects of passenger flight at several times the speed of sound. For more information see: www.hikari-project.eu and www.esa.int/techresources/ATLLAS
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