The Prospects for Commercial Supersonic Transport

  • A. R. Seebass
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 366)


This chapter on the prospects for commercial transport at supersonic speeds must begin by deciding what we will call the generic prospective aircraft. Since the first generation aircraft were called Supersonic Transports, or SSTs for short, this practice is continued here. Today, in the United States, NASA’s nomenclature is High Speed Civil Transports or HSCTs, while in Europe and Japan it is Supersonic Commercial Transports or SCTs.


Wave Drag Business Travel Supersonic Speed Sonic Boom Supersonic Aircraft 
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  • A. R. Seebass
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  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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