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China's ‘Green’ Supersonic Passenger Jets That Could Cut Flight Times In Half Set To Take To Skies By 2035
04 Jul, 2019

China is targeting the launch of ‘green’ supersonic passenger jets in 2035 that could halve traditional flight times.

Supersonic aircraft can fly faster than the speed of sound and are usually reserved for research and military purposes.

Only two supersonic planes have been used for passenger flights; the famous Anglo-French Concorde from 1976 to 2003, retired due to rising costs and falling demand, and Russia’s Tupolev Tu-144, which flew 55 flights across one year from 1977-78.

Source: The Telegraph - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/07/03/chinas-green-supersonic-passenger-jets-could-cut-flight-times/