Supersonic Jets Fly Again, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

In June 2021, United Airlines signed a deal to purchase 15 Overture supersonic aircraft under development by Boom Technology, based in Englewood, Colorado.  The Boom Overture jet will have 88 seats and fly at 1.7 times the speed of sound.  First deliveries are expected as early as 2029. The Overture isn’t the first aircraft to aim at commercial supersonic service.  The last flight of the Concord, the supersonic jet flown by British Airways and Air France starting in 1976, landed in Germany in 2003.  Despite its impressive speed (its fastest Atlantic crossing from New York to London took only two…

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