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NLR presents Endless Runway

The Dutch aviation and space research institute NLR has presented a completely new airport concept: ‘The Endless Runway. This radical concept is based on the construction of a circular runway with a diameter of approximately 3.5 km around an airport terminal. Such an airport would need only a third of the space of a conventional […]

NASA hopes to revive supersonic transport dream

NASA hopes to revive the dream of supersonic transport planes. Therefore NASA’s Commercial Supersonic Technology Project invests $2.3 million in eight selected research projects which might help to overcome the remaining barriers to commercial supersonic flight. Primary target is to make supersonic travel quieter and greener. So far super sonic transport has not been very […]