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Boom Supersonic Mach 2.2 aircraft

U.S. supersonic airliner developer Boom Supersonic (Stand 1676) yesterday launched the manufacturing site selection process for its planned 55-passenger Mach 2.2 aircraft, which it projects will enter service in late 2023, saying it believes the Middle East could be the best place for the final assembly site.

LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2017-11-13/boom-could-be-built-gulf

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NY To LA In Two Hours Aboard "QSST"

Lockheed To Help Develop Supersonic Bizjet

NY To LA In Two Hours Aboard "QSST"

Lockheed's "Skunk Works" has a knack... a knack for speed. Knowing this, Supersonic Aerospace International (SAI), a Nevada aviation consortium, has commissioned Lockheed to design a 12-pax, 130-ft-long, 1200 mph (that's Mach 1.8) speed demon that could make New York to LA in two hours.

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Calling it the QSST, for quiet supersonic travel, SAI says it could be ready by 2013. The "quiet" in the name comes from design changes that SAI says will all but eliminate the sonic boom associated with supersonic flight.

Lockheed Skunk Works' Vice President Frank Cappuccio says the QSST incorporates "aerodynamic shaping" and "a patented inverted V-tail." These design innovations, and a little "Skunk Works" magic, should make the QSST's sonic boom less than a hundredth of what once was heard from the world's only other supersonic commercial aircraft, the Concorde.

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With visions of business executives and government leaders as customers, SAI executives think there's a market out there for a supersonic aircraft able to link the world's financial centers.

You may remember the Concorde was barred from flying at supersonic speeds over the US because of excessive noise. Since the Concorde's retirement following a fatal accident in Paris, there has been no commercial supersonic flight anywhere in the world. SAI is banking on hopes its smaller QSST will take over where the Concorde left off.

One aviation analyst thinks available engines and noise are the biggest obstacles to supersonic business jet development. Bill Dane at Forecast International says companies don't want to invest in an aircraft only to face operational restrictions caused by noise. (Since you asked, SAI estimates its investment in the QSST will reach $2.5 billion - that's not chump change!) But the marketing team at SAI believes they've answered those issues with their proprietary QSST technology.

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In case you think SAI and Lockheed are chasing rainbows, companies in France, Italy, Russia and the US are all pursuing supersonic business jet designs as well.

Market research all over the world can't be that wrong... can it? 

FMI: www.saiqsst.com

LINK TO SOURCE: http://www.aero-news.net/subscribe.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=9079c100-a4a5-4ad9-851a-755e627bd7d9

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‘Not Being Viewed as an Enemy’ Propels California Company’s Move to Texas, says CEO

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He even shared a glaring example of one difference between California and business-friendly Texas. “I tried to start flying out of Santa Monica, California. And they sued me because I was trying to bring a service to the city,” said Wilcox. “When I got to Dallas, literally, people in City Hall were like, ‘How can we help you?’”

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2018/04/14/not-viewed-enemy-propels-california-companys-move-texas-says-ceo/

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Exclusive: Sanctioned Russian tycoon hands back his private jets.

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska has handed back three private jets he was leasing because U.S. sanctions imposed on him last month make it impossible to keep using the planes, the firm retained by the owners to sell the aircraft said on Thursday.

The aircraft are Gulfstream executive jets, favored by jet-setting business people for their long range and plush interiors. They are now on sale, with the asking price for two of them set at $29.95 million each.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-sanctioned-russian-tycoon-hands-back-private-jets-083109180--finance.html

 

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Gulfstream's New Twins Log Record Transpacific Flights

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In late April, the Gulfstream G500 and G600 established new flight records in their weight classes from Shanghai to Honolulu and also from Honolulu to Gulfstream Aerospace's headquarters in Savannah, Georgia. The soon-to-be-certified twinjets each flew at an average speed of Mach 0.90. (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2018-05-14/gulfstreams-new-twins-log-record-transpacific-flights

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Global 7000 range boost could be final nail in Global 8000 coffin

During the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) Bombardier announced a 300nm range increase for its upcoming Global 7000 business jet. The new range of the Global 7000 means that it will be able to fly as far as 7,700nm, making a non-stop flight between New York and Hong Kong possible.

http://corporatejetinvestor.com/articles/global-7000-range-boost-could-be-final-nail-in-global-8000-coffin-457/

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Blink and it’s gone

Blink and it’s gone

If you do not live in the UK, it is hard to imagine how much Brexit is dominating the news. Two years after the shock result, there is still no clarity about what the UK government wants to achieve in negotiations with the European Union (the Cabinet is actually meeting today to try and agree on a basic policy). In the last few weeks, businesses including Airbus, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover have said that the uncertainty is freezing investment.

http://corporatejetinvestor.com/articles/blink-and-its-gone-587/

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Industry Report Cites Potential for Malaysian Bizav Hub

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As business aviation in Malaysia expands along with the economy, continued growth of the industry there is contingent on the development of a hub to support operations, according to a recent survey by Frost & Sullivan

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2018-08-03/industry-report-cites-potential-malaysian-bizav-hub

 

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Aerion Expects to Fly the First Supersonic Business Jet by 2023

Aerion says that it’s on track to fly the first AS2 by 2023, and it plans to build five flight test vehicles en route to certification in 2025. It’s recently secured an engine partnership with GE Aviation, and an engineering partnership with Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.

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