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Jet to Zoom From Paris to NYC in 90 Minutes

... But not for another 40 years

(Newser) - A jet in the works would travel four times the speed of sound—meaning a 90-minute flight from Paris to New York City or a 2-and-a-half-hour trip from Paris to Tokyo. ZEHRA is planned by the makers of the Concorde and would travel 3,125 mph, or twice as fast... More »

Continental Guilty in 2000 Concorde Crash: Court

Airline, mechanic fined for manslaughter

(Newser) - A French court found Continental Airlines and one of its mechanics guilty of manslaughter today in the crash of a supersonic Concorde jet outside Paris a decade ago that killed 113 people. The court ruled the Houston-based airline must pay a $265,000 fine; the mechanic, John Taylor, must pay... More »

Families Mark 10th Anniversary of Concorde Crash

Verdict of trial expected in December

(Newser) - Some 100 family members, witnesses, and Air France officials today marked 10 years since a Concorde jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Charles de Gaulle Airport, plowing into a hotel. Air France flew in family members from Germany, where most of the victims were from, and gave them flowers to... More »

Continental on Trial for Concorde Crash, 10 Years on

(Newser) - It's been 10 years since an Air France Concorde, once the pride of passenger aviation, took off from a Paris airport in flames before crashing into a nearby hotel. Investigations in the years that followed found that the accident was caused by a piece of titanium that had fallen off... More »

Continental Faces Manslaughter Charges

Conviction would result in multi-million dollar fine

(Newser) - Continental Airlines will have to stand trial for manslaughter over its role in the explosive crash of an Air France jet, a French judge ruled today. Five individuals have also been charged in the 2000 accident, which saw a Concorde jet burst into flames while leaving a Paris runway, killing... More »

French Seek Manslaughter Charges in Concorde Crash

Continental, others could be charged over 2000 accident that killed 113

(Newser) - A public prosecutor in France is calling for Continental Airlines to face manslaughter charges over the 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde that killed 113 people, Reuters reports. The supersonic jet crashed minutes after takeoff when a burst tire sent debris into an engine. A French investigation found that... More »

Euro Jet Aims to Fly at Mach 5

Day trips to Australia in Europe's future

(Newser) - A futuristic hypersonic passenger plane that could carry 300 passengers at five times the speed of sound—more than 3,000 mph—is already on the drawing board in Britain. The A2, whose design is funded by the European Space Agency, could be in the air in 25 years if... More »

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