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Finally, a successor to the Concorde takes shape

Posted on: June 24th, 2013 by Erin Weir No Comments

It’s finally happening.  The successor for the Concorde is on its way. Fuji Heavy Industries Inc., and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and begun work on a prototype for a passenger plane which travels faster than the speed of sound.  The prototype will undergo testing later this year in Sweden.

The Concorde – the original supersonic passenger jet, which was put out of use ten years ago – got a lot of flack for how much noise it produced.   There is hope that this model could be up to 75% quieter than the Concorde.

Personally, I was a big fan of the Concorde and I’ve always been a bit sad that I never got to be a passenger on one.   Hopefully this will give me a second chance!

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