Virgin Galactic unveils its latest concept in the Mach 3 aircraft. The idea for the company is to create a high-speed commercial air travel option with the assist from none other than Rolls Royce.
Virgin Galactic will create a Mach 3 certified delta-wing aircraft, capable of carrying up to 19 people and operating at an altitude of 60,000 feet. there are also plans to have custom cabin floor plans for customers traveling first class or business. In working with Rolls Royce to develop its propulsion technology, Virgin Galactic also plans to use sustainable aviation fuel.
The design philosophy of the aircraft is geared around making high speed travel practical, sustainable, safe, and reliable while making customer experience a top priority. The next stage in the process will see the team define specific system architectures and decide on which materials to use for the aircraft’s design and manufacturing.Virgin Galactic Spokesperson
We are excited to complete the Mission Concept Review and unveil this initial design concept of a high-speed aircraft, which we envision as blending safe and reliable commercial travel with an unrivaled customer experience. We are pleased to collaborate with the innovative team at Rolls-Royce as we strive to develop sustainable, cutting-edge propulsion systems for the aircraft, and we are pleased to be working with the FAA to ensure our designs can make a practical impact from the start. We have made great progress so far, and we look forward to opening up a new frontier in high-speed travel.George Whiteside, Chief Space Officer at Virgin Galactic