The Antipode: London to New York in 11 Minutes

The Antipode: London to New York in 11 Minutes

The Antipode is a supersonic plane that can travel at Mach 24 – that’s 12 times faster than the Concorde!

Charles Bombardier, is the industrial designer who came up with concept for The Antipode, conceived it with collaboration with Lunatic Koncepts founder Abhishek Roy. In theory, it could carry up to 10 passengers up to 12,430 miles under an hour.

“I wanted to create an aircraft concept capable of reaching its antipode — or diametrical opposite — as fast as possible,” Bombardier told Forbes.

But is it possible?

There is a lot of speculation regarding the feasibility of such an aircraft due to some obvious challenges such as the heat and the noise of the sonic boom.  Hovever, Bombardier believes he may have found a solution to both issues.

Eventhough this technology is decades away the designer himself dosnt seem too worried that his concept is still decades away.  He states:  “It’s all about innovation. Share your idea, and it opens up a door for other designers to build on it.”

Just imagine traveling from London to New York City with only the time to drink one coffee!