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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...


Zivile Zalagenaite
Dubai Airshow: Supersonic plane to start flights in 2023

The pilot test of the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator is scheduled for 2018 and the Boom supersonic passenger airliner will come into service in 2023, the founder and chief-executive of Boom Supersonic Blake Scholl said at a press conference at the Dubai Airshow 2017....