Supersonic-airliner startup Boom Technology believes sufficient research has already been conducted for the FAA to set a reasonable sonic boom standard that would allow civil supersonic flight over land within a few years. An amendment to the Senate’s fiscal 2018 FAA reauthorization bill, if it becomes legislation, would require the agency to set an “economically feasible and technologically practical” boom standard by as early as mid-2020. Efforts led by the ...

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