The A2 Mach 5 Airliner Can Revolutionize Air Travel
The ways in which we travel haven’t drastically changed in the last 50 years. The majority of people on the planet travel by walking, bicycle or by car. If we want to travel a very far distance in a short period of time we have only one option which is a standard airline. With this comes high price tags, long lines and for the longest trips, a wait time still of dozens of hours to actually get there once you’re in the air. A new design of aircraft however is seeking to change this decades old tale of travel. The A2 Mach 5 Airliner is trying to revolutionize the way we all travel. The A2 is attempting to incorporate the following aspects to become a viable transportation source:
- Liquid Hydrogen Fuel
- High Altitude Travel
- Super Sonic Speed
One of the reasons it’s so expensive to fly is because it takes a ton of high quality jet fuel to operate a modern day plane. This cost is passed onto the customer and their fees rise as well. The A2 however runs on liquid hydrogen which is a much cheaper alternative fuel compared to standard jet fuel. Also, so as to not affect the flight patterns of the current airliners in operation today, the A2 is designed to have a much higher cruising altitude than current airliner designs. This allows the aircraft to only have to avoid current jets during takeoff and landing which can be mediated by current air traffic control workers. Lastly, super sonic speed allows for the travel times between major cities across the globe to be diminished. By some estimates, the A2 could travel up to five times faster than the fastest commercially available airliner to date. The world of air transportation is changing and the A2 Airliner may be the way of its future.