The Anonymous Widower

American Airlines Orders 60 Overture Supersonic Jets

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Times.

This is the introductory paragraph.

The revival of supersonic passenger travel, thought to be long dead with the demise of Concorde nearly two decades ago, could be about to take wing as American Airlines has put in an order for 60 aircraft capable of flying at 1.7 times the speed of sound.

The aircraft has changed a bit since I wrote about it in United Airlines Eyes A Supersonic Future With Deal To Buy Boom’s Overture Jets, which was posted in June 2021.

  • It now has four engines instead of three.
  • Speed has now been disclosed as Mach 1.7, which is slower than Concorde’s Mach 2.04.

Boom envisages its first commercial flights in 2029.

 

August 17, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,

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