Tag: Concorde

Boom Technology Unveils Supersonic Demonstrator

Boom Technologies expects to start subsonic flight tests of its XB-1 supersonic demonstrator in late 2017. The engineering design was unveiled at the company’s Centennial airport facility in Denver, Colorado, on November 15. Dubbed “Baby Boom,” the delta wing aircraft is a one-third scale demonstrator for a small supersonic airliner which Boom aims to certificate […]

Boeing Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel

Boeing marked an event to celebrate its 100th anniversary by laying out new grand ambitions for the future of the company, which could see the return of supersonic air travel as well as passenger trips into space. According to company chief executive Dennis Muilenburg, although such space trips could still be decades away they are […]

The Evolution of Commercial Supersonic Passenger Jets

What is a supersonic aircraft? It is the plane that can fly faster than the speed of sound (768 mph/ 1,236 km/h), in aviation called ‘Mach 1’. Assuming that, the flight is supersonic when aircraft is flying faster than Mach 1 speed. Referring to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval, the fastest speed using ever […]

Richard Branson Backed Startup To Build Next-Gen Supersonic Airplane

A company called Boom Technology Inc. has unveiled plans for a supersonic airplane of the same name, which is being developed as a replacement for Concorde. Boom airplanes are predicted to fly 2.6 times faster than any other aircraft (and faster than Concorde Mach 2.0), and hit speeds of Mach 2.2 or 1,451 miles per […]

Concorde Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Captain Mike Bannister, British Airways’ former chief Concorde pilot, returned to Heathrow today to inspect the iconic supersonic aircraft, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first commercial flight. “She’s looking ship-shape and remarkably good 40 years on! I’m delighted that, parked in her position at the end of runway 27L, millions of customers […]