Colorado based Boom Aerospace has their eyes set on commercial supersonic flight
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Since the Mach 2-capable aircraft, the Concorde, retired in 2003, several aerospace companies have been researching and developing plans for a new supersonic aircraft. Boom Aerospace has announced it has raised enough funds to manufacture and test its design.
Boom has started to manufacture parts for their smaller testing aircraft, called the XB-1 or “Baby Boom”. First flight is aimed for 2018 with subsonic tests conducted east of Denver and supersonic tests conducted in southern California near Edwards Air Force Base.
The company aims to build a 45-seater commercial aircraft by the early 2020’s.
For more information on Boom and its project, visit their website at http://boomsupersonic.com/.