FAA paves the way for supersonic passenger planes


Washington - The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to regulate the noise emission of supersonic passenger aircraft, thereby promoting the market launch of new generation passenger planes.

So far, the US noise control regulations for supersonic airplanes refer to the Concorde, which ceased operations in 2003, three years after the crash of Air France Flight 4590, in which all passengers and crew were killed.

Now a new regulation is on the agenda of the FAA. An official proposal is expected in December this year. The FAA also wants to simplify the licensing process for supersonic test flights.

In addition to Boom Technology, Lockheed Martin is now working on a quieter supersonic aircraft. The American Aerospace giant signed a $247 million contract with NASA in April 2018 to develop a quiet supersonic aircraft.

Boom Technology is relying on the financial strength of Virgin Atlantic billionaire Richard Branson and the support of Japan Airlines (JAL) for its supersonic aircraft program.

Aerion of the billionaire Robert Bass has also committed to the same goal in cooperation with Airbus.