HyperMach SonicStar

HyperStar is a supersonic jet airliner project envisaged by HyperMach[1] CEO Richard H. Lugg.[2] Lugg said in a 2016 Altitudes Aviation interview, and a 2014 presents at the Global Aerospace Summit, Abu Dhabi, he plans to get the hypersonic transport airborne by June 2028.[2] It would reach speeds of up to Mach number 6.6(3,431 mph (5,522 km/h))[2] and fly at an altitude of 80,000 feet (18,300 m).[3] The propulsion is projected to be 30% more fuel efficient than the Rolls Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 Engine which flew the Concorde.[3] The HyperStar would, hypothetically, fly at three times faster than the speed of the Concorde.[2] It is planned to be powered by two (engineered) 157,700 thrust SonicBlue HYSCRAM (Hypersonic Superconducting Combustion Ram Accelerated Magnetohydrodynamic Drive [3]) hybrid hypersonic 6500-X series engines.[4] Some sonic boom is planned to be avoided through electromagnetic drag reduction[vague] technology (currently under development), eliminating the infamous hallmark of the Concorde predecessor.[3]

Role Hypersonic Passenger transport
Manufacturer HyperMach Aerospace Industries
Designer HyperMach
Introduction 2028
Status development
Primary user Corporate Charter/Airline
Produced 80
Number built 0
Unit cost

The HyperStar would carry fifty five passengers[3] in "Business luxury class accommodation."[2]

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  1. ^ http://hypermach.com/
  2. ^ a b c d e Jones 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e Quick 2011.
  4. ^ Moscrop 2011. sfn error: no target: CITEREFMoscrop_2011 (help)


  • Jones, Bryony (June 21, 2011), "Race to be first with 'son of supersonic'", CNN, retrieved June 21, 2011.
  • Moscrop, Liz (June 21, 2011), "Paris 2 011: Hypersonic Hyperbole", Aviation International News, retrieved June 21, 2011.
  • Quick, Darren (June 20, 2011), "HyperMach unveils SonicStar supersonic business jet concept", Gizmag, retrieved June 21, 2011.

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