Of the 200 plus Concorde’s seats, Boom will have only 55. In compensation, it will reach its highest speed of 2340 km/h compared to 2180 km/h of the former French grandeur.
Richard Branson, the genius self-made entrepreneur of the skies, strikes again. In co-operation with Boom, which is led by another major businessman pioneer of special aviation construction, they have in production line the successor of the supersonic aircraft.
And of course, of the 200 plus Concorde's seats, Boom will have only 55. In compensation, it will reach its highest speed of 2340 km/h compared to 2180 km/h of the former French grandeur.
The Concorde "died" after that famous accident of his fall a few decades ago. An air accident attributed according to the estimates of very serious aeronautical specialists in peculiar circumstances. American competitors, whose air carrier interests had been "displaced ".
Thus, the London-New York flight will take place in about 190 minutes, breaking the barrier of sound at least twice as fast.
Virgin Galactic, the super-creation of Richard, pioneers without "barriers", since he makes new efforts in the field of space as well to resume, despite some early failures, a commercial flight of few selected multimillionaire customers in orbit in space.
We see that Boom, which will definitely have very expensive tickets, because of its low capacity, will manage to show what "an everlasting beast of avant-garde" the human being is, in its struggle for the best, the… novel.
Emmanuel A. Gyzis is managing partner of Emmanuel A. Gyzis & Associates Law Offices.
He was born in Athens, Greece, 13 January 1947; admitted to Athens Bar Association 1974. Education: University of Athens, Law School (1972), London, (L.LM. 1980), specialized in Aviation Law and originally worked in the respective field on behalf of British Tour Operators and Charter companies.
With longstanding journalistic and writing activity, his articles have been published in financial newspapers and magazines specialized in Aviation and Tourism. Author of pioneering monographs on the development issues of Olympic Airways (1989), he has published during a course of many years, a series of articles regarding its viability, its position in the international environment, as well as for other private airlines in general, while at the same time he participated in relevant International and Greek Conferences and Organizations. Successful and long-term engagement with issues regarding private airports / heliports, Low Cost Carriers (LCC), Aircraft Fractional Ownership, Ground handling matters. At his law firm “EMM. GYZIS AND ASSOCIATES”, together with a group of specialized associates he deals mainly with aviation law issues (cooperation with construction companies for commercial aircraft and leasing companies) and tourism law issues, specializing in mass tourism from/ to Greece and occasionally cooperating with Tour Operators. Since 1993, he has founded a number of Greek and foreign airline companies, on behalf of his clients, in accordance with the applicable legal status. He has participated in committees for the drafting of legislation regarding air transport, such as private airports, the Presidential Decree for private heliports and the Basic Legislation of the Aviation Code and he is the General Secretary of the Hellenic Aviation Society. For many years, he has been studying emerging markets, as a consultant for foreign companies, which plan to invest worldwide.
MEMBER: Athens Bar Association, International Bar Association, European Society of International Law (ESIL), American Society of International Law (ASIL), British-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Greek-American Union, Hellenic Aviation Society.
PRACTICE AREAS: Aviation Law, Aerospace Law, Tourism and Transport Law, (European) Commercial and Company Law. Arbitration. Establishment and Operation of foreign companies in Greece. Project Finance. Free Movement of Capital. Privatization. Foreign/ Hotel Investments. Mergers and Acquisitions.