A new Arrow aviation plane that can fly as high as 100,000 feet and cruise at speeds of up to 300 knots can’t compete with a luxury sports jet.
In a recent report, The Associated Press looked at the capabilities of four jets — Arrow X-47B, Arrow X100, Arrow B-1, Arrow C-20 and Arrow C10 — as well as a jet that the AP said can fly at speeds up to Mach 1.5.
Arrow has not yet revealed the price for its jets.
The AP says the planes can reach speeds of 300 knots, but the company has not said how much of a speed boost they’ll get.
In the AP report, the aircraft can climb to an altitude of about 100,300 feet, which is equivalent to about 1,500 miles, in a flight of about 12 hours.
The AP says it is not clear how the aircraft could achieve that height.
The jet can cruise at Mach 1, and the AP says at that speed the aircraft would reach a top speed of roughly 300 knots.
It’s not the first time the AP has reviewed Arrow’s jet.
In 2012, the AP reviewed the Arrow C series and concluded that the aircraft’s performance was not good enough to compete with the C-Series, a high-end jet from Boeing.
As part of its review, the Air Force and NASA were asked to provide a test flight program, according to the AP.
Arrow is planning to build a new plane, called Arrow C, that will be used for high-altitude flying, the report said.
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