Boom!

James Careless looks at the US manufacturer intending to make supersonic transport affordable and accessible.

Engineers at Denver, Colorado-based Boom Supersonic suggest a commercially viable SST is now a possibility.
ALL PHOTOS BOOM SUPERSONIC UNLESS STATED

The idea of a supersonic commercial airliner is nothing new, but the challenge has been making such an aircraft commercially viable. Many major manufacturers have dabbled with the concept but, to date, the only supersonic transports (SSTs) to have seen regular service are the Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde and Tupolev Tu-144, of which only the former enjoyed any real success. It’s almost 15 years since the last example graced the skies.

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