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Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Begins Manufacturing X-59 Supersonic Aircraft Parts

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) Skunk Works in Palmdale, California, is manufacturing the first part for the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft, a milestone on the journey to bring supersonic commercial air travel one step closer to reality.

“The start of manufacturing on the project marks a great leap forward for the X-59 and the future of quiet supersonic commercial travel,” says Peter Iosifidis, Low Boom Flight Demonstrator program manager Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Begins Manufacturing X-59 Supersonic Aircraft Parts
A machinist prepares the milling equipment for the first manufactured part of the aircraft structure for the X-59 QueSST at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®, Palmdale, California. Photo: Lockheed Martin

 

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