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Airplane Speeds Have Stagnated for 40 Years

What happened to this high level of innovation in air travel? Civil supersonic aviation was banned over the United States in 1973 because of fears that sonic booms would damage buildings and constitute an intolerable nuisance...

WSJ: Drop the Supersonic Aircraft Ban, Watch Business Boom

Today, neither the Concorde nor any other supersonic passenger jet operates. And the 707, still in limited use, remains one of the fastest commercial jets operating in the world. What happened?...

Airport Noise NIMBYism: An Empirical Investigation

It would be a mistake to allow the preferences of a vocal but minuscule minority of citizens, however sympathetic their circumstances, to impede much-needed improvements in aviation....