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The $2bn supersonic question

There is interest in supersonic business jets, no doubt. The question is whether anyone will build one anytime soon. And the next question always is: who would buy one? At $2 billion to develop an SSBJ and $80 million to buy one, these are good questions. Gulfstream and Dassault are studying SSBJs. Even Cessna is […]

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Superconductors key to all-electric airliner?

Ideas are popping out of the woodwork now that aviation is beginning to understand the threat global warm-gaming* poses to its reputation and livelihood. The latest has been published in the UK Institute of Physics’ journal Superconductor Science and Technology, where researchers say the technology is available to build a non-polluting all-electric aircraft using superconducting […]

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