United Airlines to bring back supersonic flying with Boom deal

  • 5 months   ago
United Airlines to bring back supersonic flying with Boom deal

United Airlines (UAL.O) said it would buy ultra-fast jets from Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic, bringing back supersonic passenger travel which died out with the retirement of the Anglo-French Concorde in 2003.

Under the agreement, the airline will purchase 15 of Boom's "Overture" aircraft once they meet United's safety, operating and sustainability requirements, with an option for an additional 35 aircraft.

The announcement comes less than two weeks after Aerion's plans to produce a supersonic business jet faltered due to a lack of funding for production.

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