NASA is also working on quiet supersonic technology with an experimental aircraft called the X-59.
The X-59 is testing technology that could reduce a sonic boom to the equivalent of car door closing and allow aircraft to fly supersonic over land.
Supersonic jet contender Aerion Corp is folding after failing to secure funding for its ambitious business aircraft.
The Nevada-based company, which had been backed by Boeing, confirmed on Friday that it was abandoning plans to build a business jet that could fly faster than the speed of sound. It had previously put back the proposed launch date.
“In the current financial environment, it has proven hugely challenging to close on the scheduled and necessary large capital requirements,’’ the company said in a statement.
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