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Concept of the Overture aircraft. (Photo: Boom Supersonic)

United Looks Towards Supersonic Transport with Start-Up Investment

United Airlines and start-up company Boom Supersonic have announced an agreement for up to 50 supersonic aircraft to be delivered from 2029 onwards, potentially making United the first airline in the world to receive a passenger supersonic jet since Concorde. According to the joint press release, both companies will be working together to achieve the "demanding safety, operating and sustainability requirements" that United will expect prior to delivery. Initially, the airline will take 15 aircraft, with options for another 35…