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Supersonic and sustainable? How aviation plans to break the sound barrier - and its reliance on jet fuel

A new era of supersonic flight is on the horizon. Image: Unsplash/John McArthur

Simon Torkington

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A computer-generated image of the Overture supersonic airliner. Image: Boom Supersonic
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The Overture aircraft is being designed to combine speed with sustainability. Image: Boom Supersonic

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How green aviation fuels can be made by recycling household waste and oil. Image: Air BP


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