How the next generation of supersonic commercial aircraft took to the skies

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In the two decades following the Concorde’s last journey, the quest for supersonic commercial flight has reignited with the emergence of the Boom Supersonic XB-1. This aircraft, dubbed “Baby Boom,” represents a significant leap towards the return of faster-than-sound air travel. Its first major tests took place at the Mojave Air & Space Airport in California, marking a pivotal moment in aviation history.

The supersonic X-59 aircraft is ready

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NASA, in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, recently showcased a groundbreaking development in aviation: the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (Quesst) jet. This aircraft, unveiled with much anticipation, is not just another supersonic plane; it’s an innovative leap forward in overcoming one of aviation’s long-standing challenges—the sonic boom.