AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE FACTORS AFFECTING SST OPERATION IN THE HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL PLANES

Joseph K. Power

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: THE ERA OF the supersonic transport will usher in commercial aircraft considerably more expensive than the public has even known. It will also take full measure of the engineers, administrators, traffic controllers, and flight crews in the severest test of the overall system concept that the air transport industry has even faced. In particular the implications of the SST on the art or science, as you will, of navigation will be far reaching and challenging. It is in the search for a solution to some of the operational problems posed by the SST that the Federal Aviation Agency, in conjunction with NASA and DOD, has sponsored a research program with industry to fill the gaps in supersonic transport technology. Of particular interest here is the FAA-sponsored Hughes Aircraft Company study of the Optimization of Fuel bn Supersonic Transport Vehicles.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 10, Number 1
Pages: 29 - 36
Cite this article: Power, Joseph K., "AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE FACTORS AFFECTING SST OPERATION IN THE HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL PLANES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring 1963, pp. 29-36.
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