EADS envisions development of a hypersonic commercial aircraft able to transport 50-100 people between Paris and Tokyo in 2.5 hours. The so-called Zero Emission Hypersonic Transportation (Zehst) notionally should fill the high-end market niche left by the retirement of Concorde, says Jean Botti, chief technical officer at EADS. Technology underpinning Zehst still would require some time to mature, with a commercial offering not expected to emerge until around 2040, but Botti says an ...
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