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US rule aims to make supersonic flight testing easier

US authorities have issued a final rule that makes it easier for companies to test supersonic passenger aircraft in situations where they break the sound barrier.

The rule-making does not overturn regulations introduced in 1973 banning civil aircraft operating above the speed of sound on a regular basis over land.

But it streamlines and clarifies the procedures for obtaining US Federal Aviation Administration approval for supersonic flight testing, something that remained available despite the 1973 ban prompted by Concorde.

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The FAA said the rule would help companies developing supersonic aircraft to clearly understand the process, read more ⇒

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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