Gulfstream Aerospace believes future supersonic transports, and particularly business jets, will win market success only if they are capable of unrestricted supersonic flight over land. This is prohibited by many countries because of the unacceptably loud sonic boom generated by any aircraft traveling at supersonic speeds. The big challenge for would-be commercial supersonic aircraft developers has therefore centered on methods for somehow reducing the intensity of the boom, which is ...


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