Spike Aerospace, Boom and Aerion are all looking in the same direction.
“You can’t get that money back,..So there’s only one way forward.” Ernest Edwards, Aerion’s SVP & Chief Commercial Officer.
After 27 years, the world’s most famous plane had been pensioned off – first by Air France and then by British Airways – marking the end of supersonic passenger flight. Now there is a new dream, to bring Concorde’s successor to the market.
Take off restrictions, fuel consumption, noise legislation and passenger demand are still among the biggest challenges facing a supersonic project. Not to mention finding an engine manufacturer willing to invest enough research and development.
But with funding from investment bankers, oil tycoons and nation states, are we any closer to seeing a ‘Supersonic Flight’ option alongside ‘Direct Flights Only’ on SkyScanner one day soon?