Advances in Quiet Supersonic Technology May Produce Airliner by 2025

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    Aviation Week had several reports of developments in this field, leading to serious speculation that a supersonic airliner could be a reality within the next 15 years or so, maybe as soon as 2025.

    http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_06_04_2012_p50-461842.xml&p=1
    http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_04_23_2012_p54-447688.xml

    What these seem to show is that technology needed for a supersonic aircraft to be both quiet and efficient is near at hand. The only question now is how long it will take and how much money it will cost. Many, many commercial issues also remain, although the future for private supersonic airplanes seems likely to come first.
     
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