Supersonic Passenger Flights May Return Written 10 June 2022


X-59 | Credit: Aerospace America; AIAA–©

CNET News reports that a few companies are considering bringing back supersonic passenger flights. In 2021, United Airlines “agreed to buy 15 aircraft from Boom Supersonic, a startup working to build supersonic commercial jets. United is aiming to get those planes in the air by 2029.” Virgin Galactic and Rolls-Royce announced a partnership in 2020 to develop the X-59 aircraft, a quieter supersonic jet.
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