Supersonic Bizjet to Travel at Mach 4

BJT Waypoints
HyperMach Aerospace’s planned 20-seat supersonic business jet
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 4:30pm

HyperMach Aerospace has announced that its 20-seat supersonic business jet, SonicStar, will be able to fly at Mach 4.0. This is faster than the originally announced top speed of Mach 3.6. At Mach 4, the SonicStar would be able to travel from New York to Dubai in just 2 hours 20 minutes. The SonicStar is scheduled to fly in 2021, with certification possible by 2025. The price? A cool $180 million.

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“"Many years ago, our company founder, Al Conklin, sold a new twin-engine business aircraft to a very successful entrepreneur. He had established a bit of a rapport with the individual and, after the sale, asked him straight out, 'How can you justify the cost of this airplane?' His reply? 'What is the cost of a divorce?'"–David Wyndham, president, Conklin & de Decker”

-David Wyndham