Reaction Engines Limited A2. Specifications. A photo.
Reaction Engines Limited A2. Specifications. A photo.

Reaction Engines Limited A2. Specifications. A photo.


Reaction Engines Limited A2 - project vysokovmestitelnogo supersonic passenger airliner, developed by «Reaction Engines Limited».


Reaction Engines Limited A2a photo


To date, only a hypersonic airliner is designed, however, as noted by the representatives of the British company «Reactions Engines Limited», his first test aircraft is likely to be able to pass 2024-2025 year.

As a basis for the development of hypersonic civilian aircraft Reaction Engines Limited A2, British experts took the project has become very popular airliner Concorde, designed in 70-ies of the last century, but, in fact, was taken only the main structural framework, and in fact, in his the design and technical point of view, both aircraft are very different.

According to preliminary data, the cabin airliner Reaction Engines Limited A2 can accommodate up to three hundred people, and, it is possible that future versions of the aircraft can be extended to a larger number of passengers, however, experts point to the fact that more than 340 people plane take on board will not be able.


A photoReaction Engines Limited A2


From pre-flight performance it is well known that the aircraft Reaction Engines Limited A2 will have a tremendously long, largely exceeding the length of the largest used to date aerial vehicles - the estimated size of the aircraft around 143 meters, while the wingspan around 41 meters. In 2015 year was made a formal proposal to reduce the length of the aircraft up to 115 meters by creating a second deck, however, the final decision on this matter is still in the development stage.

The power plant of the aircraft Reaction Engines Limited A2 should be according to the author of the project of the aircraft consist of four turbojet engines, the power of which at the moment is not specified, in this case, the aircraft will be able to accelerate up to speed in 6400 km \ h., And non-stop to overcome distance to 20 thousand kilometers.


AircraftReaction Engines Limited A2


One of the biggest drawbacks of this aircraft is the noise generated when flying at supersonic speeds, which is not suitable for using aircraft at airports located in the city, or at a distance of less than 15 kilometers from the city, and also a huge amount of required fuel, which in its The queue requires the recycling of the project for its quicker payback. In addition, for take-off and landing the aircraft requires a long DGG distance of at least 3 thousand meters, which in turn makes it currently impossible to operate the aircraft of this model.


Specifications Rans S-16 Shekari.


  • Crew: 5 people;
  • Passenger: 300 people;
  • aircraft Length: 143 m .;
  • Wingspan: 41 m .;
  • Plane Height: 15,8 m .;
  • Empty aircraft Weight: Unknown;
  • Payload: unknown;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 400000 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 6400 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 6600 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 20000 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 30000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbojet;
  • Powerplant: 4 × Reaction Engines Scimitar;
  • Power: the design stage.


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