ADVANCED SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT: WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT COMPARES

Data are presented that can be used for planning development of a second generation near term supersonic transport. The capabilities of a design, in terms of range, speed, noise, and class of service, are presented. The technical development testing already accomplished to substantiate the advancements in airplane design is discussed. A comparison of the operating costs and income projected for an Advanced Supersonic Transport is presented and compared with projected costs and incomes of DC-10 type subsonic operations. Some data are presented on the early results of Concorde experience in capturiing, for higher fares, those passengers who today patronize the full fare economy section. An attempt is made to summarize what this can mean to the aircraft industry, to the airlines, and to the traveling public.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • Fitzsimmons, R D
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 131-143
  • Serial:
    • Acta Astronautica
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 1-2
    • Publisher: Pergamon Press, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172800
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM