Supersonic Jet Market Has a High-Flying Future Due to New Technology

Supersonic jets can fly faster than the speed of sound and have gained popularity due to a growing need for reduced travel times and increased passenger traffic. The supersonic jet market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.82% for the period 2019–2035. Various established companies and innovative startups are venturing into it, promising to make a dent in the years to come.

Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic is an aviation startup working on a new supersonic jet passenger that has been defined as the next-generation Concorde. The company has just unveiled its XB-1 demonstrator prototype to a group of aerospace executives in Denver and is expected to start testing next year.

NASA’s X-59 QueSST

The X-95 QueSST is an experimental supersonic aircraft approved by the US Air Force and nicknamed after Quiet Supersonic Technology. The aircraft will collect community response data on the acceptability of its new sonic boom design and establish noise standards needed to lift the ban on commercial supersonic travel over land. With speeds of Mach 1.4, the supersonic jet is believed to be capable of reaching just 75 PLdB, a sound as loud as a car door closing.

Aerion Supersonic

Nevada-based Aerion is currently working on a supersonic jet that is carbon neutral, 100% biofuel driven, and technically silent. The company’s ambitious plan estimates its 300 aircraft fleet could bring in over $40 billion in revenue over ten years.

Spike Aerospace

Spike Aerospace is a leading global collaboration of aerospace firms. The world-class team is developing the Spike S-512, a revolutionary luxury aircraft with patent-pending Quiet Supersonic Flight technology. Spike’s professionals include senior engineers, executives, and advisors with backgrounds in top global aerospace companies such as Boeing, Embraer, Honeywell, Gulfstream, and others.

The Future of Supersonic Jets

Supersonic aircraft are gaining popularity, in particular in sectors where a reduction in time can mean business gains, such as private jets and long-legged luxury liners.

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