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Supersonic passenger aircraft by 2029....

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dangie, Jun 5, 2021.

  1. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

  2. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Need a long cable for an electric plane, or quite tall overhead lines:rolleyes:
     
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  3. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Yea, right! The last supersonic airliner took the resources of both the British and French aerospace industries to build. Keeping it flying was a major undertaking too. The company United is buying from has never tested a supersonic aircraft, I am not even sure it has ever built an aircraft.
     
  4. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Eh?
    That was in reply to spinno's non-sequitor.
     
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  5. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    This brings a whole new meaning to to the word "vapourware"...
     
  6. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    an ideal company to supply aircraft then...perhaps Handcock's sister owns it...
     
  7. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    True, however technology has moved on a huge way since then.
    Have my doubts about the business model though.
     
  8. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

  9. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Don't be silly! You just need to uprate one of these.

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  10. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    My god, that really evoked a memory of most of my senses.
     
  11. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    This thread is getting very silly.
     
  12. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Much like the idea of a small company being able to produce a supersonic airliner in eight years. It took Boeing 8 years to get from project launch to first delivery on the 787 without the added complexities of supersonic flight. Concorde took seven years from first flight to first commercial service. I don't for one minute believe that the FAA will be allowing any corners to be cut with a new company and a new aircraft.
     
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  13. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Much as suggesting supersonic air travel for the masses during a major pandemic...
     
  14. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    OTOH, smaller companies can move quickly.
     
  15. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    As I said.
    I think there isn't, and probably won't ever be a market for mass supersonic transport.
    The real need for speed is in getting off this dirt-ball.
     
  16. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Aeroplanes aren't made by small companies, they are made by many different specialist companies all of which have to be approved. I'd send you some links but you'd be asleep before very long unless you already have a background in the legislation. Realistically eight years isn't enough.
     
  17. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    ...speaking of vapourware. :p

    HOTOL. Skylon, call it what you will: four decades of bashing their heads against a brick wall doesn't bode well for the project.
     
  18. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Skylon isn't HOTOL.
     
  19. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Doesn't really matter. The design for the Skylon spaceplane had a fuel tank in front of the passenger cabin and another behind it, I'm not sure but I wouldn't consider that particularly crashworthy I wonder what the CAA's recently appointed Space Engineering Manager would have to say on that?
     
  20. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    Dunno what all the fuss is about - all the big jets are supersonic, going straight down.
     

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