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Airbus patents innovative new supersonic plane

A rocket-plane that could fly from Vancouver to Tokyo in three hours instead of 10 has been patented by Airbus.


August 4, 2015
By CBC News

The U.S. patent for an “ultra-rapid air vehicle and related method for aerial locomotion” was awarded to Airbus, also known as the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, in July.

Airbus said the plane would be targeted mainly at business travel and VIP passengers “who require transcontinental return journeys within one day,” and at the military. | READ MORE