Aerospace · Entrepreneurship

What are your thoughts on a start-up which develops supersonic planes? There appear to be only a handful in the world currently.

david mooney Ideas, networking, finance

January 12th, 2021

Supersonic flight is an old technology. The innovation would be to create a commercial flight without a sonic boom.

So far people I have spoken to about this have been pessimistic because of the high level of investment required.

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

January 19th, 2021

Yes, and there has been recent discussion of supersonic flights that reduce or redirect the boom. In a time when very few people are flying anywhere, and the cost to operate a supersonic jet making the user market extremely small, your idea doesn't address a need that a significant number of people have. Unless you have a proven design, I don't see much hope for this idea. Investors aren't keen to fund any kind of experiment. They want sure things.