Articles tagged “supersonic”

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.

2 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

6 months 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.

7 months 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.

10 months 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.

2 years ago