Startups may yet succeed where established aerospace manufacturers so far have not in getting the U.S. Congress to look positively on civil supersonic aircraft. And the reason may be a shift from high-speed business jets to small commercial airliners. At the end of June, the Senate Commerce Committee accepted an amendment to its FAA reauthorization bill that would require the agency to set standards for sonic-boom and airport noise that make it easier to develop and operate civil supersonic ...

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