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Supersonic Jets In The Swamp? The Everglades Jetport

Supersonic Jets In The Swamp? The Everglades Jetport

Why is there a long runway in a gigantic parcel of land in the middle of the Florida Everglades? And why is it still active? In general, airports exist to serve communities. Not necessarily big ones, mind you. Smaller communities obviously call for more basic...
Boeing Sonic Cruiser – The 787 That Wasn’t

Boeing Sonic Cruiser – The 787 That Wasn’t

Few people remember the Boeing Sonic Cruiser today, but at one time it was Boeing’s most promising project in a generation! It wasn’t that long ago. In fact it was almost exactly 20 years ago, on the 29th of March 2001 that Boeing unveiled the Sonic Cruiser. Some...
Exosonic – Supersonic Airliner And Presidential Transport?

Exosonic – Supersonic Airliner And Presidential Transport?

The list of aspiring supersonic passenger jets also includes Exosonic, who are drawing more attention – including from some high places. Perhaps you haven’t heard of them as much as Boom or Aerion. Regardless, Exosonic have been working quietly on their supersonic...
Russian Supersonic Passenger Aircraft In The Works?

Russian Supersonic Passenger Aircraft In The Works?

Russian UAC and Mubadala from the UAE announced a partnership for a supersonic passenger aircraft. It will be made in two different versions. Plans for a new Russian supersonic passenger aircraft have been making the rounds already for a few years. However, such a...
X-59 – NASA’s Ques(s)t For Low-Boom Supersonic Flight!

X-59 – NASA’s Ques(s)t For Low-Boom Supersonic Flight!

Later this year the X-59 QueSST, NASA’s test aircraft for low-boom supersonic flight, should be ready. And at least two commercial projects rely on its success! We have already discussed the Aerion AS2 and the technology behind its ‘boomless’ supersonic flight. But we...