THE SUPERSONIC AIR TRANSPORT: MACH 3 ENVIRONMENT

Hugh W. Elkin

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The Commercial Supersonic Transport will become a firm program when the potential customers-the airlines of the world-become convinced of two things: (1) that is is technically possible to build a safe supersonic transort, and (2) taht such an SST can be operated on airline routes with a reasonable return on investment. There now seems to be general agreements for teh one of the primary operating requirements for teh SST will be a cruising speed of Mach 3. This performance is within the present aviation technology; it offers significant economic and competitive advantages over the slower speeds, and cannot be easily outmoded by higher performance aircraft wihtout advancements in teh state-of-the art that are not now visible.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 8, Number 2
Pages: 152 - 166
Cite this article: Elkin, Hugh W., "THE SUPERSONIC AIR TRANSPORT: MACH 3 ENVIRONMENT", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer 1961, pp. 152-166.
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