FAA Rulemakings Will Pave Way for New Supersonic Era
The FAA hopes to issue a proposed rule on supersonic noise certification regulations and a second on special issuance requirements in 2019.
The FAA plans to publish proposed rules by early next year that would outline noise certification for supersonic aircraft and clarify procedures required to obtain special flight authorization to conduct supersonic flight-testing in the U.S. This would enable development of civil supersonic aircraft such as the Aerion AS2 business jet. (Photo: Aerion Corp.)