Boeing’s Hypersonic Vision: A Sleek Passenger Plane That Can Hit Mach 5

Add Boeing to the list of aircraft makers eyeing a future in which passengers are whisked across the planet at amazing speed, but don’t hold your breath waiting on a Mach 5 ride. Boeing attracted media attention with the unveiling of a hypersonic passenger jet concept at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics conference in Atlanta in late June. This preliminary design is one of several such concepts the aerospace giant is studying, Boeing spokesperson Brianna Jackson noted in an email. The sleek rendering of a delta wing, twin-tail…