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Startup aims to fly faster with sonic boom technology

Startup Boom Technology touts its design as a radical update of the troubled Concorde (left). The new supersonic plane they are designing will be a 45-seat aircraft that cruises at Mach 2.2 (1,451mph), faster than the Concorde, with fares ranging between US$5,000 and US$10,000 for a round trip.


ASK a harried air traveller about the basics of modern flight, and you'll probably elicit surprise when they discover commercial airplanes fly only as fast as they did in the 1950s. Given the range of aerospace advances in the past half-century, plus the technological leaps in...

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