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Company announces new supersonic commercial airplane at Paris Airshow

Business and first-class travelers could soon fly between London and New York aboard a supersonic commercial airplane in about 2.5 hours, according to start-up .

Boom, an aerospace company based in Denver, said at the Paris Air Show that passengers could make the ultra-fast trip across the pond within the next six years, if it’s able to pass all certification hurdles.

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Five airlines have already placed more than 70 orders for Boom’s faster-than-sound passenger airliners, the company announced at the air show.

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Some experts are skeptical that Boom can deliver on its vision and offer a product that makes financial sense. Fuel economy, unproven technology, challenging routing times, and regulations against supersonic commercial flight are key obstacles Boom faces, Robert W. Mann Jr., an independent airline industry analyst said.

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