A new class of ultra-high-speed business jets may be emerging from the drawing board of one of the major manufacturers in that market. The new family would feature a long-range cruise speed of around Mach.95, and thin, less-swept wings, most likely made of composites for stiffness and with sharp leading edges. It would also have an area-ruled fuselage, optimized powerplants, and extensive use of natural laminar flow technologies on all surfaces, fuselage and nacelles. That technology ...

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