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You could soon fly from London to New York in just three and a half hours if this new Concorde-style plane takes to the skies.

Boom Supersonic has come up with a prototype for a plane able to travel at 1,687mph – and it could be testing its first flight as early as the end of this year.

The firm this week announced a ‘milestone’ engine delivery for the two-seater, known as XB-1, or ‘Baby Boom’. CEO Blake Scholl tweeted: ‘Milestone coming up: XB-1 engines are on a truck and will arrive at @boomaero hangar within a week.’

The ‘Baby Boom’ jet has been designed to test the firm’s supersonic technology, meaning it could take passengers from London to New York in just 3.5 hours.

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