Double-decker supersonic aircraft dwarfs Concorde and would fly from New York to London in 2.5 hours

  • The Flash Falcon has been designed by Spanish innovator Oscar Vinals
  • Flash Falcon would be able to travel at a speed of Mach 3
  • The plane would have a unique double-decker layout

Published on May 29, 2024 at 1:37 PM (UTC+4)
by Daksh Chaudhary

Last updated on Jun 13, 2024 at 6:36 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

A supersonic aircraft is not just surprising, it’s almost unbelievable.

After all, these flying machines can actually travel faster than the speed of sound – try to imagine that if you can.

One proposed supersonic aircraft is the Flash Falcon, designed by Spanish innovator Oscar Vinals.

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Can you imagine flying from Paris to New York in just 2.5 hours; a difference of 5,833km?

That’s what the Flash Falcon is promising with a speed of Mach 3.

Some years ago, a ban was imposed on the supersonic aircrafts for being too loud.

But, the Flash Falcon would tackle this issue head-on with innovative design, flying faster than sound without causing disruption on the ground.

With jets as advanced as the Flash Falcon, the future of commercial supersonic travel may well be brighter than ever.

But this flight wouldn’t just be speedy; it would offer a unique level of luxury and comfort.

The plane by Oscar Vinals could have a unique double-decker layout, with business class seating on the upper deck and super-tourist class seating below.

Just like the Destinus supersonic aircraft, Flash Falcon is all about sustainability, as it would be powered by a combination of hybrid combustion engines and a nuclear-powered rocket engine.

And let’s not forget about its massive size and design.

Measuring a theoretical 102 meters in length, this concept flight would be a sight to behold when it flies high in the sky.

Speaking of the design, it’s unique, taking inspiration from the majestic falcon bird.

Phrases like ‘It’s a small world’ would become true with supersonic jets like Flash Falcon, if it ever gets built.

Remember the time when Concorde let Phil Collins perform two concerts in a single day, covering the vast difference in just 2 hours and 52 minutes?

That’s what supersonic jets are all about – turning the impossible into reality.


Daksh Chaudhary

Meet Daksh: Not your typical pro, but definitely a pro at being fascinated by supercars, tech, and all things futuristic. When he's not nose-deep in work, catch him glued to anime screens or lost in the pages of a good book.