Opinion

The Concorde failed for a variety of reasons: expensive tickets
Sree Vijaykumar
Sree Vijaykumar
From the Editor's Desk
The Concorde failed for a variety of reasons: expensive tickets, sonic booms that nixed overland travel, the slowdown in air travel after Sept. 11. In the years since, the other couple of efforts to build a supersonic commercial jet fizzled, and the conventional aerospace wisdom is that such projects are too expensive and risky. Enter Boom Technology, a Denver based startup that promises to fly you from New York to London in 3.4 hours, at less than business class fare. Using carbon-fibre composite instead of aluminium and advanced software that reduces testing costs, the all-star team (Pratt & Whitney, NASA, Lockheed Martin) might just be able to bring super-sonic travel back - Comment
 


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