BOOM AERO­SPACE

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The list of air­lines that want to bring back su­per­sonic travel is grow­ing. Boom Aero­space, an am­bi­tious aero­space start-up, says it has con­vinced five air­lines to buy into its vi­sion for de­vel­op­ing a air­liner that flies faster than the speed of sound. Blake Scholl, founder and chief ex­ec­u­tive of Den­ver-based Boom, said dur­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion at the 2017 Paris Air Show that the five car­ri­ers have re­served their spots for 76 of Boom’s suc­ces­sor to the Con­corde. That air­craft was taken out of ser­vice in 2003 af­ter 27 years of com­mer­cial flights at more than twice the speed of sound. To date, the com­pany has raised $41 mil­lion, which Scholl said will get the XB-1 air­borne for the first time.

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