The “low-boom” X-59 underwent wind-tunnel testing at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works. It’s expected to make its first flight later this year.
The grant will fast-track development of Boom’s Overture, as the jetmaker foresees multiple supersonic missions for the Air Force.
Futuristic Mach-1 jets promise to make current air travel obsolete. But can supersonic’s technical challenges keep up with its lofty goals?
The airline plans to buy the Overture jets from Boom Supersonic to make its fleet faster and more sustainable.
Aerion said that it could not raise enough capital to fund production of its new AS2 supersonic business jet.
The commercial jet will be able to transport 50 passengers at speeds nearing 4,000 miles per hour.
The owner of the world’s largest fleet of business jets gave supersonic technology a big vote of confidence.
That will show how well “boomless”—aka zero sonic boom—technology works at sound-barrier-breaking speeds.
The spaceship company enters the supersonic race with a jet that can carry up to 19 passengers.