Can supersonic flight ever be sustainable?

On 24th October 2003, Concorde made its final commercial passenger flight, traveling at twice the speed of sound from New York to London. Now, following an incredible absence of almost 20 years, there are signs that supersonic commercial flight could be on the verge of making its long awaited return.

However, with the aviation industry still reeling from a global pandemic and battling to survive in an ever-more climate-conscious world, Riyadh Khalaf investigates whether modern innovations could ever bring back supersonic air travel in a truly sustainable way.

Written, produced and presented by Riyadh Khalaf

Commissioned and edited by Dan John

Animation by Pomona Pictures