July 12 (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 AS2 List price: $120 million 12-seat business jet Cruise speed: Mach 1.4 Max range: 4,200 nautical miles Engine: GE core used by F-16s and 737s Entry into service target: Early 2026 Source: Aerion Supersonic
BOOM List price: $200 million 55-seat commercial jet Cruise speed: Mach 2.2 Max range: 4,500 nautical miles Engine: Not yet selected Entry into service target: Mid-2020s Source: Boom Supersonic
SPIKE S-512 List price: $100 million 18-seat business jet Cruise speed: Mach 1.6 Max range: 6,200 nautical miles Engine: Not yet selected Entry into service target: Mid-2020s Source: Spike Aerospace
CONCORDE 100-seat commercial jet Cruise speed: Mach 2 Max range: 3,600 nautical miles Engine: Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 Entry into service: 1976 Source: British Airways (Editing by Edward Tobin)