Center for Biological Diversity urges US to drop rules for supersonic aircraft

    Center for Biological Diversity stated (13-Apr-2020) new rules proposed by the US FAA to permit supersonic air travel over the US would “be a disaster for our climate,”, forecasting that supersonic aircraft would use five to seven times more fuel per passenger than standard aircraft. The environmental group urged the Trump Administration to use the current reduction in air travel as a time to “adopt measures to protect people and the climate from conventional aircraft, not excuses to pave the way for super-polluting supersonics.” [more – original PR]