Tag: supersonic

Supersonic Business Jet to Cross Atlantic Already in 2023

Reading Time: 1 minute Aerion Corporation, a manufacturer of a new generation of efficient supersonic aircraft, revealed that it expects to fly its Aerion As2 supersonic business jet already in 2023. According to Aerion Chief Executive Tom Vice, Aerion AS2 is due to cross the Atlantic at supersonic speed before the end of 2023. This would be the “first supersonic crossing […]

Tupolev to Finish Pre-Draft of Supersonic Passenger Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Valery Solozobov, deputy director general for design and R&D at Tupolev, has told Sputnik that the company is working on its new supersonic plane design with leading Russian scientific institutes in the fields of aircraft materials, engine design, and aero/hydrodynamics. According to the official, further work will include studies on how to reduce sound exposure […]

Boom Has 76 Orders For A Supersonic Passenger Jet

Reading Time: 1 minute Based just south of Denver, Colorado, Boom has provided updated figures on orders received for its supersonic jet, which is currently still undergoing trials with a one-third size demonstrator, XB-1. To date 76 orders have been received, which include non-refundable down payments. Boom is a startup company which is promising to produce a supersonic passenger […]

Supersonic X-plane Takes Next Step

Reading Time: 3 minutes NASA has issued a draft request for proposals for development of its Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) low-boom flight demonstrator, starting the clock ticking toward first flight of the new X-plane in early 2021. The program calls for the development, building and flight testing of a clean-sheet X-plane that will be used to support the potential […]

The Birthplace of New Russian Strategic Bombers

Reading Time: 1 minute An aircraft factory in Kazan is expected to become the birthplace of a new generation of Russian Tu-160 long-range supersonic bomber aircraft known throughout the world as the White Swan. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has confirmed that the assembly of the new supersonic heavy strategic bombers will be taking place at an aircraft […]

Russian Yak-130 Appears To Be Training Aircraft Choice For Vietnam

Reading Time: 1 minute The Vietnam People’s Air Force (VPAF) is shopping for a new training jet and it appears they are going to purchase the Russian Yak-130. The Yak-130 first flew in 1996 and has been marketed as a light attack aircraft. “We have been equipping ourselves with state-of-the-art fighters in recent years, but our training system still […]

China’s New J-20 Stealth Fighter at Zhuhai Air Show

Reading Time: 1 minute China presented the Avic J-20 fighter at an air show for the first time on Nov. 1, flying two prototypes at the Zhuhai exhibition. One of the twin-engine aircraft performed aerobatics before the crowd for several minutes, presumably because program managers were unwilling to risk two prototypes maneuvering in close proximity. This was not the […]