An 11 minutes flight from London to New York?

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London, Jan 29: Charles Bombardier a Canadian engineer has come up with a new idea to minimise travel time between London and New York to 11 minutes.

Charles Bombardier, the person who designed the concept aircraft Skreemr which could travel at Mach 10.

Fly London-New York in 11 minutes

Charles Bombardier is the man behind the concept aircraft Skreemr which could travel at Mach 10, has now unveiled the Antipode, a hypersonic jet that he claims will cover the distance between London and New York in a mind-boggling 11 minutes.

"The Antipode is a supersonic business aircraft concept capable of reaching 16,000 mph. It uses counter flowing jets of air on its leading edges to reduce heat and the sonic shockwave. During time-sensitive crises, it would transport highly ranked officials across the globe in a matter of hours" said his website.

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"Unlike the Skreemr, the Antipode would be able to take off directly from any airfield by using reusable rocket boosters. These rockets would attach to the wings of the Antipode and provide enough thrust to lift off, climb to 40,000 feet, and reach Mach 5," he added.

The Antipode could be used as business or military aircraft to transport two highly ranked officials across the globe (up to 20,000 km) in less than an hour.

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