Aviation surveillance: plans for supersonic planes face strong headwinds


Law360 (June 23, 2021, 5:19 p.m. EDT) – On June 3, United Airlines Holdings Inc. announced that it had placed “firm orders” with Boom Supersonic for 15 Overture supersonic airliners, with options for 35 more. The first order of its kind since the Anglo-French Concorde almost 50 years earlier, it immediately attracted the attention and enthusiasm of the media.

Travel writer Roger Sands called it a “monumental step forward in bringing supersonic speeds back to aviation, as well as a cooperative sustainability initiative,” adding:

Overture is expected to be the first large commercial aircraft to be zero carbon from day one, optimized to run on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). It is planned to …

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