TwitterACicon86x90vert facebookACicon86x90vert
TV/Radio XFINITY | WOW! | WBBM | WXRT | B96 + Dance | US99 | the Drive 97.1

YoutubeTwitterFacebookArlingtoncardinalYahoo! Google Bing Aol.ArlingtoncardinalTMZ Rotten Tomatoes ET Online Box Office MojoArlingtoncardinal Channel 9 WGN Channel 7 Chicago ABC Channel 5 Chicago NBC Channel 2 Chicago CBS Daily HeraldChicago Tribune Breaking NewsArlingtoncardinal Chicago Gas THE GUIDE

Supersonic Passenger Jet Travel Could Return in 2020 with Boom Technology

Mon June 05 2017 8:12 am
Share The Cardinal -- Articles (E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter & More) 

CHICAGO BEARS RADIO -- WBBM Newsradio 780 "Traffic on the 8's"

Commercial travelers haven’t had a supersonic option since the Concorde stopped flying in 2003, ending 3.5 hour trips from New York to Paris. Boom thinks it can make supersonic passenger jet flight cost-effective for any airliner, across more routes. Boom CEO Blake Scholl.

Air and space startup Boom Technology says Long flights are a barrier to travel. But Boom is intent on removing that barrier, turning 8 hour redeyes into 3-4 hour daytime flights. Excruciating 16-hour journeys become easy overnights, according to Boom, which is aiming to create a 45-passenger civilian supersonic transport aircraft to fly up to Mach 2.2 (1,451 mph, 1,261 knots, 2,335 km/h). Conceptually the Boom Technology aircraft could fly from New York City to London in 3 hours and 24 minutes. The plane could seat 55 passengers in a higher-density configuration.

Denver-based Boom expects to charge $5,000 round trip from New York to London. A ticket for the Concorde (available in the 1970s) cost passengers about $15,000 in today’s dollars.

Current regulations prevent companies like Boom from offering supersonic flights between California and New York, or anywhere over the continental United States. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would need to overturn its ban on overland travel of supersonic passenger aircraft.

If overland transportation from New York to San Francisco were legal, the trip would be 2 hours and 20 minutes, according to Boom founder and CEO Blake Scholl.

Is Boom Technology The Future of Supersonic Flight?

Boom Technology says there are over 500 routes that are viable for supersonic passenger travel, such as San Francisco to Tokyo, Seattle to Shanghai, Los Angeles to Sydney — not just New York to London like the Concorde.

There are several private competitors working on supersonic travel, and NASA is also working with aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company Lockheed Martin, to develop a supersonic passenger jet.

Boom’s demonstrator jet or “Baby Boom” (one-third scale or one-third the size of the final project) is expected to cost roughly $30 million compared to NASA’s plane, which is expected to cost at least $300 million when completed.

Boom revealed its design for the XB-1 demonstrator jet November 2016 and is working with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to build and test the prototype in 2017. Boom and Virgin Galactic aim to begin flying commercial air passengers in the early 2020s.

“We’re fans of speed, so we’re doing this as quickly as possible,” states Scholl. Boom speculates that if supersonic flight can catch on with business travelers, market forces will do their work by improving technology and bringing down costs. If Scholl is right, supersonic flight might be accessible to more people than the super-elite of the Concorde era.

See also …

Get updates from The Cardinal ALL NEWS FEEDS on Facebook. Just ‘LIKE’ the ‘Arlington Cardinal Page (become a fan of our page). The updates cover all posts and sub-category posts from The Cardinal — You can also limit feeds to specific categories. See all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages at …

Help fund The Cardinal

CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Monday, June 5th, 2017

Tags: , , ,    

IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, defendants, offenders or suspects, etc. are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Try a more powerful search in the box below ... SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)

Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.

::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! ::: Cubs, Sox caps at :::

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...

Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights |
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | | Associated Press | The Cardinal
Video LOGO youtube Twitter Arlingtoncards facebook battery status Cardinal Calendar Search Batteries Plus RSS Help ...
All Headlines
crimeblog | fireblog

Comments for
COMMENTS are now available via one or more of our official Facebook pages. Comments no longer appear on the article per se. Please comment on or check the other popular Arlington Cardinal Facebook pages at ...

Anyone having information about serious crime in Arlington Heights should register on and look for the anonymous TIP411 feature, or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at 847-590-STOP (847-590-7867). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Not a resident of Arlington Heights? Check for availability for your community. | Traffic on Twitter


Weather radar map is provided by

RSS Cardinal Weather Center