Supersonic Aircraft: Views of the American Aerospace Industry

Since aircraft first took to the skies over 100 years ago, aviation has evolved from what was once a risky pursuit undertaken by hobbyists in experimental structures to the safest form of transportation in the world –carrying over 4 billion passengers per year. Despite this history of innovation and progress, there is one area of aviation that hasn’t changed since the dawn of the jet age: the speed at which we fly.

However, recent advances in supersonic technology– including the ability to travel faster than the speed of sound (Mach 1.0) without causing a loud sonic boom – will deliver a future of environmentally responsible supersonic flight, where people can fly to the far corners of the globe faster than ever before, creating new possibilities for how people travel and experience the world.

Download our fact sheet to learn more about supersonic aircraft in America: