NASA To Provide FAA, ICAO Data On Public Acceptance Of X-59A Sonic Booms Written 19 July 2018

Aviation Week reports that NASA has “laid out a three-phase program to collect data on public acceptance of reduced sonic booms” from the X-59A QueSST low-boom demonstrator aircraft designed by Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works. Community data “gathered by the Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) program will be provided to the FAA and International Civil Aviation Organization to help define a standard for en route noise that will permit civil supersonic flight over land.” The X-59A’s first flight is scheduled for 2021.
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