This Star Wars plane could get you to New York in just three hours

The Sky OV supersonic plane concept could jet you to New York in a flash (Picture: Oscar Viñals/SWNS)

A Star Wars-inspired, AI-controlled plane could fly from London to New York in just three hours.

The Sky OV uses Dyson-like bladeless fans to travel at speeds of up to Mach 1.5, or 1,141 mph.

Spanish designer Oscar Viñals believes his concept would be able to carry 200 passengers in luxury at supersonic speeds.

The Sky OV has a blended wing-body fuselage, with wings able to fold to take up less space when at the airport.

Powered by hydrogen fuel and electric power, the aircraft would be capable of covering long distances with very low hydrogen fuel consumption and zero emissions.

Oscar says the ailerons on the top of the airplane – the hinged flaps seen on airplane wings – could be controlled by an AI system to help regulate the air flow over the craft on take off and landing.

The Sky OV supersonic plane has a sleek look (Picture: Oscar Viñals/SWNS)

The designer has also addressed issues with traditional aircraft props he describes as ‘inefficient, noisy and dangerous’.

‘An innovative new bladeless propulsion system offers an alternative for 21st century aviation,’ said Mr Viñals. ‘Dyson has been making bladeless fans for a few years now that accelerate a consistent stream of air without exposed blades.

The plane merges the wings and fuselage (Picture: Oscar Viñals/SWNS)

‘The Sky OV is a concept plane based on the future revolution/evolution of a new kind of airplanes engines with bladeless turbojet engines, like the Dyson concept.

‘A super quiet system at subsonic and supersonic speed or engines based on pulse detonation more efficient than current turbojet engines with skills similar to a ramjet engine.’

The concept plane is quieter and more environmentally friendly than traditional jets (Picture: Oscar Viñals/SWNS)

Calling his design ‘out of a Star Wars film’, Mr Viñals added: ‘The next generation of commercial airplanes could be radically “disruptive” compared to current airplanes.

‘Fuselages, engines, power sources and other aviation systems, that today look like sci-fi would be real.’

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