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Tag Archives: Supersonic Transport
Boeing says it’s making a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate the development of the Nevada-based company’s supersonic business jet. The partnership announced today appears to be a closer tie than the relationships Aerion once had with two of Boeing’s rivals, Airbus … Continue reading
Colorado-based Boom Supersonic says it has closed a $100 million Series B investment round to support the development of a Mach-2.2 commercial airliner called Overture. The funding includes $56 million in new investment as well as $44 million in previously announced investments. … Continue reading
NASA says Lockheed Martin will be its partner in building a supersonic test plane that’s designed to muffle sonic booms and clear the way for a new boom in faster-than-sound passenger flights. California-based Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. won the $247.5 million contract … Continue reading
NASA says it’s cleared a significant milestone on the path to reviving supersonic passenger jet travel in the U.S. with the completion of the preliminary design review for its low-boom experimental airplane. The Low-Boom Flight Demonstration X-plane, or LBFD, is … Continue reading
Colorado-based Boom Technology has raised $33 million in a Series A round to build and fly its first supersonic jet, a one-third-scale prototype known as the XB-1 or “Baby Boom.” Testing the XB-1 would blaze the trail for a full-scale jet … Continue reading
LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Boston-based Spike Aerospace is moving a bit more slowly than planned on its process to pick the site for a supersonic jet factory, the company’s top executive said today. Washington state is still in the mix, but so are seven … Continue reading