Boom Receives FAA Clearance for XB-1 Supersonic Tests Written 17 April 2024


Boom Supersonic's' XB-1 | Credit: Boom Supersonic–©; Aerospace America

Aviation Week reports, “In what the FAA has termed ‘a major federal action,’ the U.S. aviation regulator has granted Boom permission to conduct supersonic overland tests of the company’s XB-1 demonstrator. The special flight authorization (SFA) is the first ever issued by the FAA for tests of a civil supersonic aircraft, as all non-military aircraft are currently prohibited from operating above Mach 1 over land in the U.S.”
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