Boston-based Spike Aerospace and Denver-based company Boom have teamed up to create innovative new supersonic flight concept designs that aim to make it possible for aircraft to travel at speeds faster than sound whilst reducing the disturbing and dangerous sonic booms that result from attaining such speeds.
The technology could potentially see the light of the day in the early 2020s, and is being mooted for use in flights from Paris to Dubai in 3.5 hours and London to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours.
Supersonic flights -- at least in the passenger travel realm -- like those once offered by Concorde were only available for trans-oceanic air routes where sonic booms wouldn't disturb people. Until that problem gets resolved, supersonic flights will only be restricted to such routes. However, the Quiet Supersonic Flight technology looks to be a great way to battle this, potentially opening up supersonic air routes over much of the world.
The Quiet Supersonic Flight Could Help Reduce Noise Pollution
1. Quiet Supersonic Flight - Developing technologies to reduce sonic booms and make supersonic flights quieter and more accessible.
2. Faster-than-sound Travel - Creating innovations that allow aircraft to travel at speeds faster than sound, revolutionizing long-haul journeys.
3. Global Supersonic Air Routes - Exploring the possibility of opening up supersonic air routes worldwide through advancements in quiet supersonic flight technology.
1. Aerospace - Opportunities to develop and commercialize quiet supersonic flight technologies and aircraft.
2. Aviation - Revolutionizing passenger travel by enabling faster-than-sound flights and expanding global air routes.
3. Transportation - Disrupting the long-haul transportation industry with reduced travel times and increased accessibility through supersonic flights.