Some key themes
- Supersonic passenger flights could resume as soon as 2023, giving business travelers back their most valuable asset—time.
- Developing a supersonic airliner able to halve journey times for a price little different to a current business class fare would trigger mass demand.
- While the new aircraft should be quieter and cause less pollution, they’ll still have a bigger environmental impact than passenger aircraft like the Boeing 787.
- With hypersonic flight already under development, supersonic flight could quickly become yesterday’s technology.
Following Concorde’s retirement in 2003, it’s been more than 15 years since a supersonic passenger aircraft last operated a commercial service. And yet travelers and travel companies continue to dream of supersonic travel. Read more