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HUMANS may be flying across the Atlantic ocean at unprecedented speeds thanks to a new airline company.

Aviation company Boom Supersonic revealed at the Farnborough International Airshow mockups of its Overture aircraft.

The jet features four engines, a new fuselage, and fewer passenger seats than traditional aircraft.

What's more, Boom Supersonic claims Overture will be able to cross the Atlantic in just 3.5 hours – faster than ever before.

Specifically, Overture will be able to cruise at Mach 1.7 over water and just under Mach 1 over land.

"Aviation has not seen a giant leap in decades," Boom founder and CEO Blake Scholl said in a statement.

"Overture is revolutionary in its design, and it will fundamentally change how we think about distance."

One such way the plane's design is unique is that it has been developed to emit net zero carbon, flying on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

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The company also noted that it was partnering with contractor Northrop Grumman to develop military and emergency response aircraft.

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This collaboration could "provide the US and our allies with an unmatched high-speed capability when and where it’s most needed," Scholl noted.

He then specified areas of interest such as "quick-reaction surveillance and reconnaissance, command and control, as well as mobility and logistics missions."

When will the plane fly?

While it's unclear exactly when the plane will come into production, the company has begun laying down the foundation.

Boom will start by building its 'iron bird,' skeleton, which will be used for testing flight components and systems, Victor Tangermann reported for Futurism.

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"So far, the company has only built a one-third-scale demonstrator called XB-1 that's expected to be flight tested sometime this year," Tangermann explained.

The testing and simulations will happen at Boom's 70,000-square-foot facility in Centennial, Colorado.

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