Russia is ahead again: TsAGI is developing a hypersonic passenger liner

The Russian aircraft industry has long and firmly mastered supersonic speeds and seeks to conquer hypersonic (supersonic speeds above 5 Mach numbers). Moreover, not only in the military sphere, but also in the civilian.

As stated by the Director General of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI) Cyril Sypalo, the Institute’s specialists are currently working on a plane capable of achieving hypersonic speed. The aircraft’s engines will use liquid hydrogen as fuel.

The director general of the institute noted that the goal of the project is to create a passenger plane that will serve domestic routes in Russia with the prospect of entering the international market. The appearance of the demonstration model is scheduled for 2020 - 2021, and the launch of the series - by 2031.

Recall that the idea of ​​a supersonic passenger plane in the world was realized by only two countries - the Soviet Union and France in the form of Tu-144 and Concorde. However, after a series of accidents involving human casualties, the USSR first refused to use a supersonic passenger plane, and after the Concord crash on July 25, 2000 near Paris, where 113 people died, France also refused.

Russian aircraft designers believe that the current development of technologies will create safe and reliable hypersonic passenger aircraft.
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  1. master3 Offline master3
    master3 (Vitali) 1 October 2018 17: 27
    Those. there were few accidents? Have you decided to continue?
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 October 2018 10: 42
    The main thing is to brag. Neither a business plan nor calculations came up.
    1. Nick Offline Nick
      Nick (Nikolai) 24 October 2018 08: 46
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      The main thing is to brag. Neither a business plan nor calculations came up.

      Are you ready to finance?
  3. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 8 November 2018 22: 49
    I wonder why they are needed at all, these hypersonic aircraft? As far as I know, the programs for supersonic passenger transportation ended not because of accidents, but because of the high cost and, as a consequence, the lack of demand for such flights. At least Concorde is 100% so. There were few non-greedy millionaires. And who will fly on these, especially on the "domestic routes of Russia"?