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Why are there no supersonic jets?

Concorde retired in 2003.

It seems that with so much innovation, we are actually going slower now than ever before. Supersonic commercial flight isn't neccessarily uneconomical.  A supersonic transport is within the state of the art, but attempts to build one have been misdirected by politics and entrenched business interests, with a splash of class rivalry.

Click here for an interesting article that appeared in the Atlantic Monthly in 1977.

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