High speed without a sonic boom is a cherished goal of supersonic business jet designers, and four teams are working to further the technology under NASA contracts, with results to be reviewed early next year. Aerion Corp. and Supersonic Aerospace International will be presenting updates on their SSBJ designs at the National Business Aviation Assn. show in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 9-12. Both companies are proposing Mach 1+ airplanes. The utility of a supersonic aircraft would be greatly ...


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