Lockheed Martin is developing a supersonic airliner
It inflames the real battle among the developers of various manned equipment for someone who used to release a supersonic plane that will get mass distribution. And recently one of the largest manufacturers in the face of Lockheed Martin joined this race with its new design of the supersonic business jet.
The company Lockheed Martin as part of the new project is working with Aerion, a new plane will be called AS2. The main innovation of the aircraft during the manufacture will design of three motors, two located under the wings of the aircraft, the third - the tail. This arrangement will positively affect both the speed and the aerodynamics of future aircraft. It should be noted that such a structure Lockheed Martin engineers introduced back in 2014, but only now it has found a good use. In addition, the cabin will be made by all standards, an appropriate premium segment, while on a flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, the assurances of the creators, from aircraft will leave only 2 hours.
Cooperation with Aerion was not accidental. The fact that this company is one of the market leaders in the construction of wind towers, which is very important for any aircraft. Aerion has long worked with companies such as GE Aviation and the Airbus, and the fruit of cooperation with Lockheed Martin as AS2 to be released into the market no later than 2023.