Hermeus Is Building an Airliner That Can Hit Mach 5

Imagine traveling from New York to Paris in 1.5 hours. That’s the goal of new aerospace company Hermeus, which has announced plans to build a supersonic aircraft that can reach speeds of Mach 5 (3,806 MPH).

Chief Operating Officer Skyler Shuford says the plane will comprise existing technology and materials, such as titanium. If things go well, variants for commercial service could begin development by 2027.

The company boasts founders who are alumni of SpaceX and Blue Origin, and all four of the principal founders came from Generation Orbit, a company that developed a hypersonic rocket plane and other new space technologies. Hermeus also has a notable board of advisors, including former Blue Origin president Rob Meyerson and former Federal Aviation Administration official George Nield.


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