SUPERSONIC ‘SON OF CONCORDE’ TO TAKE FLIGHT THIS YEAR AFTER $100M INVESTMENT | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


SUPERSONIC ‘SON OF CONCORDE’ TO TAKE FLIGHT THIS YEAR AFTER $100M INVESTMENT

An aircraft worthy of the title “Son of Concorde” has moved one stage closer.

Boom Supersonic has obtained funding of $100m (£79m) for the next stage of its project to create a commercial aircraft, known as Overture, planned to fly at more than twice the speed of sound, with a range of 5,180 miles.

A half-size prototype, known as XB-1, is set to fly later in 2019. The firm claims it is “history’s first independently developed supersonic jet and the fastest civil aircraft ever built”.

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