Articles tagged “concorde”

The Biggest Barrier to Supersonic Travel May Be Its Carbon Footprint

The Biggest Barrier to Supersonic Travel May Be Its Carbon Footprint

Julie Johnsson and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The race to achieve zero-emission aviation is on, but alongside it, companies like Boom are focused on bringing about a new era of supersonic travel. They may find that environmental concerns cancel out their lofty innovation.

7 months ago

Returning to Supersonic: One Company’s Plan to Go Back to the Future

Returning to Supersonic: One Company’s Plan to Go Back to the Future

Colin Nagy, Skift

Competition is heating up for supersonic travel and Aerion has established an interesting team to speed up high-end business travel. If it works, the glamour of high-speed crossings will finally return, and the world will open up a bit more.

1 year ago

Lockheed Martin Will Try to Build a Quieter Supersonic Jet for NASA

Lockheed Martin Will Try to Build a Quieter Supersonic Jet for NASA

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

Concorde took its last flight 15 years ago. It's time for supersonic air travel to return, and it's nice to see several companies, including Lockheed Martin Corp., taking the challenge seriously.

2 years ago

Richard Branson Believes Supersonic Air Travel Is the ‘Next Big Thing’

Richard Branson Believes Supersonic Air Travel Is the ‘Next Big Thing’

Angus Whitley and Jason Kelly, Bloomberg

Richard Branson has a history of making bold predictions that don't turn out quite right. If – and it's a big if – supersonic jet travel makes a comeback, commercially viable flights are decades away.

2 years ago

Japan Air Invests $10 Million in Concorde Successor

Japan Air Invests $10 Million in Concorde Successor

Kyunghee Park and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Concorde was a magnificent technical achievement but not really a profitable one. Spending $10 million on a supersonic successor doesn't appear to be the best use of money.

2 years ago

NASA Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Jet Travel

NASA Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Jet Travel

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

There's certainly demand for faster coast-to-coast and intercontinental flights. But airlines and aircraft manufacturers don't seem to want to develop the technology that could make it happen.

4 years ago

The Concorde 10 Years After the Future Ended

The Concorde 10 Years After the Future Ended

The Daily Telegraph

Could a more ambitious airline without the history associated with the Concorde's accident bring back super sonic travel? We're looking at you, Asian and Gulf carriers.

6 years ago