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(CNN) — Concorde is a thing of the past, but a number of companies are racing to release the first supersonic business jet.

Aerion Corporation is working on a jet that would reach Mach 1.6 and would possibly be ready for release by 2020, while Spike Aerospace has announced plans for the S-512, a business jet that could travel at speeds of Mach 1.8 and would be available by 2018. So why has it taken nearly 50 years to revisit the concept?

According to Vik Kachoria, president and CEO of Spike Aerospace, one of the main issues that plagued the Concorde was the sonic boom — the disruptive noise that results from the shockwaves created when an object travels faster than the speed of sound…Cont

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