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Factbox: Supersonic planemakers target faster speeds, quieter engines


(Reuters) - U.S. companies aspiring to revive supersonic jet travel in the wake of Europe's Concorde have built a business case around faster speeds for high-paying travelers, but face the challenge of reining in noise and emissions to meet new standards. Here is a list of the players:AERION AS2List price: $120 million 12-seat business jetCruise speed: Mach 1.4Max range: 4,200 nautical milesEngine: GE core used by F-16s and 737sEntry into service target: Early 2026Source: Aerion Supersonic BOOMList price: $200 million55-seat commercial jetCruise speed: Mach 2.2Max range: 4,500 nautical ...

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 19:03 IST