Supersonic-airliner startup Boom Technology believes sufficient research has been conducted for FAA to set a reasonable sonic boom standard that would allow civil supersonic flight over US land within a few years. An amendment to the US Senate’s fiscal 2018 FAA reauthorization bill, if it becomes legislation, would require the agency to set an “economically feasible and technologically practical” boom standard for US flights by as early as mid-2020. Efforts led by ICAO to ...

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