US Airlines has revealed of its plans of buying 15 new supersonic airliners with its ambitions of reviving supersonic passenger aviation by the year 2030.
Denver-based company called “Boom” will produce these supersonic aircrafts. These aircrafts fly faster than the sound of speed.
Compared to a regular passenger jet, these planes travel about 100km/hr. faster. A typical jet cruises at a speed of around 560mph (900km/hr.)
Travelling at speeds more than that of sound creates a supersonic boom effect which can be heard as a thunderclap or explosion on the ground below.
The other challenge faced by these aircrafts is shortage of fuel as they are a voracious fuel consumers in order to generate enough power required for the flight.