NASA has developed a quiet supersonic aircraft. On a typical day, over 100 aircraft made a six-hour flight from New York to Los Angeles. Thousands of hours a day passengers spend in colorless and lifeless tubes with poor Wi-Fi. The feeling gets even worse when you know that there is a technology that can cut these transcontinental flights by half. Airlines, however, can not continue to use it.
The main reason for the ban is the noise. When the aircraft reaches the speed of sound of 1
NASA has already completed the basic design of the aircraft, whose sensitive features reduce the "acoustic fingerprint". In early November, the agency plans to test in the sky over Galveston, Texas. The modified military aircraft F / A-18 Hornet performs a series of maneuvers to produce supersonic blasts similar to those that would produce X-59. At the same time, NASA has hired 500 people to register their details with the noise. After collecting the data, NASA will share it with Lockheed Martin, who will build the X-59 in January 2019. The goal is to prepare in 2021 for the flight with the silent supersonic aircraft. The space agency will share its findings with federal regulators and aircraft manufacturers who can use NASA's development in their models.
According to NASA's supersonic technology project leader Peter Cohan, based on the design, it will be possible to build passenger paving that will be able to accommodate up to 100 passengers on board.
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