NASA and Boeing have tested the new supersonic aircraft - on the Concorde track

NASA and Boeing have tested the new supersonic aircraft - on the Concorde track

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In my opinion, Concorde was a plane launched earlier in the day. Impressive is the fact that in 1976 there was the technology that led to the appearance of the Concorde, but it is strange how at present there is no interest for high-speed aircraft. However, the idea of ​​a supersonic has not died. Boeing, Gulfstream and NASA join forces to build next passenger supersonic.

On the Concorde tracks

According to rumors, theories and ideas, here's how NASA and Boeing got on. They created a small-scale supersonic concept that they tested in a wind tunnel. Specialists from Glenn Research Center NASA researches the effects of air flow on the new structure and looks for a solution to reduce the volume of the sonic boom. If this is done, the new supersonic aircraft would also receive approval to fly on transcontinental flights.

But the biggest problem is cost, and here is a lot of work to be done until an effective cost / performance model is reached. NASA and Boeing are not in a hurry and are avoiding making the same mistakes that BAC and Aerospatiale made 27 years ago.

Below is a thumbnail image of the prototype tested in the NASA tunnel. The idea of ​​making a supersonic aircraft dedicated to the business segment is preserved. The emphasis is on speed, reliability, but will carry a small number of passengers.

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