Newest Aerion team member Honeywell will play a critical role in helping position the A2 supersonic aircraft in the correct atmospheric conditions to ensure that, when flying at Mach 1-plus overland, no sonic boom ever reaches the ground. Although the AS2 is designed to super-cruise at Mach 1.4 over water, under appropriate conditions it will be able to take advantage of the Mach cutoff phenomenon to enable flight over land at Mach 1.2 without the sonic boom reaching the ground. But ...

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