P. DeForrest McKeel

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Abstract: The feasibility of a supersonic air transport has been under intense study for some time both here and abroad. In numerous forums such as this, ideas are being expressed and dreams disclosed. There is by no means agreement on the solutions to many of the problems but in one area there seems to be little disagreement. It is that the new aircraft must operate from the same airports that will be used by the more conventional aircraft in existence at the time the SST is introduced and must be capable of compatible operation in the same airspace it must share with those aircraft. You will note I have not said today's airports nor have I said today's aircraft for there is bound to be an evolutionary change in both before the SST is operational. Airports will be improved in detail but it is doubtful that we can afford longer runways or a duplicating air navigation and air traffic control system.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 8, Number 4
Pages: 284 - 291
Cite this article: McKeel, P. DeForrest, "FACILITIES TO SUPPORT THE SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT IN THE 1970s", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 8, No. 4, Winter 1961-1962, pp. 284-291.
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