Supersonic

Jacqueline versus Jacqueline: a supersonic duel

In the early 1950s, two women pilots, American Jacqueline Cochran and her French rival Jacqueline Auriol, competed to become the fastest female pilot....


Japan draws closer to long-awaited supersonic entry

Japanese engineering companies announce a coalition with Japan’s space agency to develop a new, world-leading supersonic jet.  ...


Head of Rostec calls Russian supersonic bizjet „unprofitable”

Russian supersonic business jet project is going to be unprofitable unless it finds investors from the UAE, admits Sergei Chemezov, the head of Rostec....


Concorde versus Tu-144, the supersonic duel | Quiz

There were only two supersonic planes in the world: the Concorde and its Russian counterpart. But of the two, could Concorde be the slower one?...


Aerion AS3 supersonic airliner to reach Mach 4+ and carry 50 passengers

Aerion is already working on its next supersonic aircraft, the AS3, capable of reaching Mach 4 and carrying up to 50 passengers inside....


Myasishchev M-25: Soviet plane that would kill with sound | Best of 2020

Most combat aircraft fall into one of several conventional categories: fighter, bomber, ground attack airplane. The M-25 did not....


FAA establishes civilian supersonic test corridor in Kansas

Kansas authorities and the Federal Aviation Administration established a corridor over Kansas to allow flight tests of civil supersonic aircraft....


Aerion completes wind tunnel testing of supersonic business jet

The supersonic jet maker Aerion announced it completed high and low-speed wind tunnel testing of its AS2 business jet....


Rolls-Royce launch new effort for supersonic propulsion

Rolls-Royce and Reaction Engines will partner to develop high-speed aircraft propulsion systems for civil and defense aerospace gas and hybrid-electric engines.  ...


OTD: American SST dream is dead – Boeing cancels the 2707

In the 1970s the race was on to build the first and the best supersonic transport (SST). Aerospatiale, Boeing and Tupolev were the main contestants: but Boeing was forced to drop out on this day in 1971....