NASA Lays Out Plans for Low-Boom X-59 NASA has laid out a three-phase program to collect data on public acceptance of reduced sonic booms using the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works-developed low-boom demonstrator, which has been designated the X-59A QueSST. Community response data gathered by the Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) program will be provided to the FAA and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to help define a standard for en route noise that will permit civil ...

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