The X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, or QueSST, wing assembly is lifted by a crane and moved to another area of the manufacturing floor in preparation for wing skin installation. The aircraft is under construction at Lockheed Martin in Palmdale, California, and will fly for the first time in 2021.

Currently, commercial planes aren’t allowed to fly faster than the speed of sound over land because they would create sonic booms which are very loud and disruptive to humans and animals. The X-59 is an experimental aircraft that will eventually lead to supersonic commercial aircraft that will travel much faster than current subsonic commercial aircraft, saving people time in the air.

Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

X-59静音超音速技术(或称QueSST)的机翼组件由起重机吊起并移至生产车间的另一个区域,以准备机翼蒙皮安装。 该飞机正在加利福尼亚州棕榈谷的洛克希德·马丁公司制造,并将于2021年首次飞行。

目前,商用飞机的飞行速度不允许超过陆地上的声音速度,因为它们会造成音爆,对人畜造成极大的破坏。X-59是一架实验飞机,最终将发展成为超音速商用飞机,比目前的亚音速商用飞机速度快得多,节省人们在空中的时间

图片来源: Lockheed Martin

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