Airbus have filed a patent for supersonic planes that could travel between London and New York in just one hour.
The ultra rapid air vehicle has been dubbed the 'son of Concorde' and would travel at four-and-a-half times the speed of sound.
The plans show the plane would be propelled vertically by rocket engines to supersonic speeds and then hydrogen-powered wing mounted ramjets would take over and propel the aircraft to its destination.
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Airbus, which manufactures wings for its planes at Broughton, said it would then travel at speeds of up to Mach 4.5 or more than 3,400mph, according to documents lodged with the US Patent Office by the aerospace group.
Such speeds would make this aircraft roughly two-and-a-half times faster at cruising speed than the Concorde, which fastest flight between the Big Apple and London was two hours 52 minutes and 59 seconds.
Airbus claims the new plane’s shape and vertical trajectory would dramatically reduce the sonic boom that travelling at high speeds creates.
It would cruise at an altitude of more than 100,000ft and carrying up to 20 passengers or two or three tons of cargo for distances of about 5,500 miles.
Experts say the cost of the flights would also be sky high.
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“In the case of civil applications, the market envisaged is principally that of business travel and VIP passengers, who require transcontinental return journeys within one day,’ the patent states.
If successful it would allow passengers to make a return journey in a day.
Airbus thinks the jet would be able to complete trips such as Tokyo to Los Angeles in just three hours - a journey that currently takes 11 hours 30 minutes.
The designers say three different types of engine, powered by different forms of hydrogen, would work together to propel the plane.
Two turbo jets would allow the aircraft to climb vertically at take-off before retracting into the fuselage just before it reaches the speed of sound.
A rocket motor would then take it to its causing altitude as the wing-mounted ramjets push the jet to its final speed.
An Airbus spokesman said: "Airbus Group and its divisions apply for hundreds of patents every year in order to protect intellectual property.
"These patents are often based on R&D concepts and ideas in a very nascent stage of conceptualisation, and not every patent progresses to becoming a fully realised technology or product."