In pictures: The fastest civilian aircraft in the world


Aviation giant Rolls-Royce is working in cooperation with "Boom Supersonic" on a project to build the world's fastest civilian aircraft.

It will be able to fly at more than twice the speed of sound, with a range of 5,180 miles.

The plane will be able to carry passengers from London to New York in just 3.5 hours, about half of the time that the flights currently take.

The partnership between the two companies will focus on providing a propulsion system for the supersonic vehicle, and is scheduled to be unveiled on October 7th.