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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