This article was written by Alex Hollings and originally published on Sandboxx.

On Thursday, aerospace company Hermeus announced that it had secured an Air Force contract to develop a hypersonic version of the President’s plane, also known as Air Force One.

Hypersonic is a term used to describe aircraft that can travel at sustained speed in excess of Mach 5, or slightly higher than 3,836 miles per hour. There are no passenger-rated aircraft on earth that can fly at such high speeds; even Boeing’s forthcoming replacements for the existing Air Force One are expected to top out at about only 650 miles per hour.

That means Hermeus is promising to build a presidential aircraft capable of beating the existing Air Force One in a race by more than 3,000 miles per hour.

“Leaps in capability are vital as we work to complicate the calculus of our adversaries,” Air Force Brigadier General Ryan Britton, the Program Executive Officer for Presidential and Executive Airlift, said in a statement.

“By leveraging commercial investment to drive new technologies into the Air Force, we are able to maximize our payback on Department of Defense investments.”

Traveling at these speeds, the Hermeus Air Force One replacement would be capable of flying from New York to Paris in just 90 minutes.

Hermeus is still a fairly new company, founded by leaders hailing from future-facing companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin. In order to secure this contract with the Air Force, Hermeus designed and built a Mach 5-capable prototype engine in just nine months.