Supersonic commercial jet developers face another challenge besides sonic boom

Weekend Special | July 6, 2019
Three U.S. based startups racing to build a successor to the iconic Concorde face another major hurdle besides developing a low-boom jet that would meet noise restrictions for supersonic passenger flights over land. The problem is, flying faster than the speed of sound will result in a heavy carbon footprint. Supersonic jetliners will be even larger polluters than subsonic airplanes, and that is the concern that the startups need to address as well.
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