Supersonic Planes Are Mounting a Comeback—Without That Earth-Shaking Boom

You could be flying cross-country at better than Mach 1 within a decade. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made

Forty-eight years after the Concorde made its first flight, supersonic commercial aircraft remain enormously complex and prohibitively expensive.
They also generate an inevitable sonic boom so disruptive that Congress banned the Concorde from overland routes.
Commercial aircraft aren't much faster than they were when construction of Concorde prototypes started in 1965.
Simply put, no one produces commercial engines capable of sustained supersonic flight.
Solving that problem may be almost as tricky as minimizing the sonic boom.

Opinion… * Man-Made

The era of the supersonic airplanes is destined to return! #Mobility #Trend

Source: Wired