When will supersonic passenger planes come back?

Nov. 8, 2022
Checking in on all the startups promising to build an airliner that can fly faster than the speed of sound with Victoria Scott and Jalopnik.

NEW YORK - Last week, we delved into the history of supersonic passenger planes — how they were developed, when and where they flew, and ultimately, what killed them. We also enumerated the many challenges facing the future of faster-than-sound passenger travel: noise, fuel consumption, and potentially outrageous per-passenger costs. Tday, we look at the companies promising to bring back supersonic travel, Victoria Scott writes for JalopnikContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

8 November 2022 - In Scott's piece for Jalopnik, the writer dives into the technology and companies looking to bring supersonic travel back to the masses, including EON Aerospace, Spike Aerospace, Exosonic, and Boom Supersonic.

Boom, Scott notes, is the de facto front runner in supersonic aircraft renaissance. Its Overture aircraft is slated to fly fly Mach 1.7 over water with a range of 4,250 nautical miles. Yesterday’s Overture reveal at the Farnborough International Airshow is the culmination of 26 million core-hours of simulated software designs, five wind tunnel tests, and the evaluation of 51 full design iterations, resulting in an economically and environmentally sustainable supersonic airliner.

On take-off, Overture will use the world’s first automated noise reduction system. The airliner will fly without afterburners, meeting the same strict regulatory noise levels as the latest subsonic airplanes. These noise reduction efforts will deliver a quieter experience both for passengers and airport communities.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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