How well do you know business jets? [Quiz]

From Lockheed's JetStar to Boom Supersonic's Overture, how well do you know the history and various models of business jets?...


Boom showcases XB-1 supersonic demonstrator, raises questions

On October 7, 2020, in a virtual presentation Boom rolled out its XB-1, one-third scale technology demonstrator for Overture supersonic airliner, set to conduct first passenger flights by 2029....


Boom enters the supersonic Air Force One race

Boom Supersonic, an aerospace company designing the supersonic airliner Overture, was awarded a contract by the United States Air Force to explore the potential use of the supersonic aircraft as an Air Force executive transport....


Boom assembles supersonic XB-1 demonstrator wing [Video]

Boom Supersonic installed the wings of their XB-1 demonstrator onto the fuselage, paving the way to the supersonic airliner’s first flight expected by the end of 2020....


FAA prepares the future of supersonic commercial flights

Fast is nice, quiet is better. The Federal Aviation Administration is preparing the future of supersonic commercial flights in the United States by proposing new rules for noise certification....


Supersonic flight meets another challenge besides noise reduction

Three U.S. based startups racing to build a successor to the iconic Concorde face another major hurdle besides developing a low-boom jet that would meet noise restrictions for supersonic passenger flights over land, already being eased by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), strong support from the Trump administration. The problem is, flying faster than the speed of sound will result in a heavy carbon footprint. Supersonic jetliners will b...


Supersonic drama: Aerion changes partners from Lockheed to Boeing

It is becoming increasingly harder to keep up with all the latest developments in the industry-wide efforts to revive faster than the speed of sound air travel. Everyone wants to get hold of the lucrative market of future supersonic passenger flight: from plane makers, aerospace and defense companies to even national space agencies. Having recently made a “significant investment” in Aerion, Boeing is keen on bringing the AS2 supersoni...


Boom, Aerion & Spike head-to-head in supersonic jet race

Three upstart companies – Boom Supersonic, Aerion and Spike Aerospace – seem to be edging closer towards the reintroduction of supersonic flight for civilians. Firm believers in the commercial success of transoceanic routes, all three companies have received orders for their aircraft and hope to start delivering them in the mid-2020s....