The supersonic age?

Supersonic debate

Do the various supersonic commercial aircraft projects mean there is a new race in aviation? But how likely are the developers to succeed? Mark Broadbent explores the topic of truly high-speed flight and beyond

In June 2019 Lockheed Martin revealed its 40- seat Concept Quiet Supersonic Technology Aircraft. The aircraft will draw heavily on noise-reduction capabilities tested with NASA’s X-59 QueSST – or Quiet SuperSonic Technology – demonstrator
Lockheed Martin

Concorde remained futuristic even as it became a museum piece.Its retirement in October 2003 somehow felt like a decidedly backwards step, contrary to the continual evolution of flight.

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