With several supersonic business jet projects in initial development, Rolls-Royce is cautiously optimistic about the prospects for the embryonic high-speed civil aircraft market and is actively studying a new generation of potential engine designs to power it. Offering the most detailed update yet on its view of this highly uncertain market niche, Rolls has come out positively in favor of “hybrid” supersonic business jet (SSBJ) that can fly subsonic over land and exceed the ...

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