Articles tagged “supersonic”

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.

2 months ago

Boeing Backs Aerion in Effort to Revive Supersonic Jets

Boeing Backs Aerion in Effort to Revive Supersonic Jets

Julie Johnsson and Thomas Black, Bloomberg

We applaud innovation. We just wish the airline industry worked as hard at reducing carbon emissions as it does at providing services to the wealthy. Aerion isn't the only company aiming to revive supersonic flight, but Boeing's backing will give it an edge.

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.

9 months ago

Pilotless Planes and Five Other Innovations That Could Change the Skies

Pilotless Planes and Five Other Innovations That Could Change the Skies

Julie Johnsson and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

A lot of this stuff is cool, and some of it may come to fruition. But only one thing scares pilot unions worldwide: pilotless planes, which are probably more feasible than most people think. That doesn't mean they're a good idea, though.

1 year ago

U.S. Intends to Loosen Rules for Supersonic Jet Travel

U.S. Intends to Loosen Rules for Supersonic Jet Travel

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Boom! Supersonic flights just got one step closer to becoming a reality again, thanks to news that U.S. regulations about them are coming up for review with an intent to loosen them.

1 year ago

China’s Ctrip Invests in a U.S. Company That Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Travel

China’s Ctrip Invests in a U.S. Company That Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Travel

Daniel Meesak, Jing Travel

Why did Ctrip invest in Boom? We're not sure, and neither is the writer for this story. It seems like a strange choice, no? Remember, this is a company that owns sites like Skyscanner and trip.com.

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.

1 year ago

Norwegian Air Sets Record for Fastest Subsonic Transatlantic Flight

Norwegian Air Sets Record for Fastest Subsonic Transatlantic Flight

Rachel Tepper Paley, Bloomberg

It's funny. There's no mention of how long the it took for the outbound flight from London to reach New York. If a tailwind helped Norwegian Air set a speed record on the New York to London leg, the flight in the other direction must have taken forever.

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

Supersonic Flights Could Be a Thing Again If the Market Is Large Enough

Supersonic Flights Could Be a Thing Again If the Market Is Large Enough

Brian Sumers, Skift

We think there's probably demand for this airplane for transatlantic routes. Wouldn't it be great to fly between London and New York in fewer than three hours? But the airplane would have to make a fuel stop on longer routes, so it might be less useful from, say, Tokyo to Los Angeles or London.

2 years ago

Startup Boom Technology Aims to Revive Supersonic Flights Under New Model

Startup Boom Technology Aims to Revive Supersonic Flights Under New Model

Justin Bachman , Bloomberg

The demand is there for a next-generation supersonic aircraft but startup Boom Technologies needs to prove that it can nail the economics.

3 years ago