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Branson's quest for relevance goes 'Boom' at mach 2.2

Branson's quest for relevance goes 'Boom' at mach 2.2

Ben SandilandsMar 26, 201611 Comments

The PR fairly floss that is currently touting a mini-supersonic airliner with the ironically eponymous name 'Boom' supported by Richard Branson ought to trigger bullshit alarms all

Is Concorde coming back as a restaurant, or a supersonic jet?

Is Concorde coming back as a restaurant, or a supersonic jet?

Ben SandilandsSep 19, 201528 Comments

Plans to bring back Concorde sound more like turning a dead supersonic jet into a tourist trap beside the Thames than putting it back into service in the stratosphere where it once belonged

Aeroscopia: Inside a yet to open aviation museum of France

Aeroscopia: Inside a yet to open aviation museum of France

Ben SandilandsJun 13, 201411 Comments

These exhibits will endure like relics, yet their intimate stories and personal connections will have faded and fallen silent, known only to the shadows and shafts of light that play over them.

Early Concorde takes its place in new Airbus museum

Early Concorde takes its place in new Airbus museum

Ben SandilandsMar 14, 20146 Comments

Airbus has tweeted a photo of Concorde F-WTSB MSN1 (also known as Development Concorde 201) being towed into the soon to open Aeroscopia Museum beside the Airbus headquarters at Tou

The day the Red Star fell to earth at Le Bourget

The day the Red Star fell to earth at Le Bourget

Ben SandilandsJun 16, 201320 Comments

There was a flying contest at Le Bourget north of Paris 40 years ago that was not about anything as predictable as those between today’s airliner makers.  It was between the duel

NASA revives hopes of a Concorde successor

NASA revives hopes of a Concorde successor

Ben SandilandsMay 3, 20132 Comments

NASA studies possible study into potential low boom Concorde successor. Keep the champagne on ice.

Supersonic biz jet patent by Gulfstream revealed

Supersonic biz jet patent by Gulfstream revealed

Ben SandilandsDec 20, 20128 Comments

The dream of unrestricted supersonic passenger flight has been boosted by US patent filings from corporate jet maker Gulfstream

US claims of supersonic breakthrough are hype, but there is progress to report

US claims of supersonic breakthrough are hype, but there is progress to report

Ben SandilandsApr 6, 20125 Comments

Despite some misleading headlines in the US about a NASA supersonic flight breakthrough, there is some very promising progress about sonic boom reduction to report. The Aviat

What will we think about Australia-Europe non-stop flights in 20 years time?

Ben SandilandsApr 4, 201225 Comments

One of the most valued contacts this writer has in the air transport industry asked a supposedly simple question today as to ‘how do you think we will see today’s preoccupation with

Boeing's Concorde successor

Boeing's Concorde successor

Ben SandilandsJul 9, 20101 Comment

Boeing's study of future options for viable supersonic flight has produced a desig

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