Russia has all conditions for creating the world's first hypersonic passenger aircraft, Director of the Novosibirsk Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics n.a. Khristianovich, an academician Vasily Fomin, said at a press conference in Moscow.
Currently, developers of the model have made all necessary scientific calculations, the only is needed is to manufacture the vehicle.
“We decided to make a small, so-called administrative, aircraft for 20-25 people. All scientific questions are resolved. As for the timing – it depends on the industry, the academician said in an interview with Utro.ru.
Vasily Fomin noted that Russian scientists had managed to solve the main problem of a hypersonic aircraft – to find a way of overcoming the sound barrier. However, this decision implies some restrictions on the aircraft’s capacity – no more than 25 people. At the same time, according to the project’s authors, the designed vehicle will be able to reach speeds of about 300 meters per second.