supersonic transport

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supersonic transport:

see airplaneairplane,
 aeroplane,
or aircraft,
heavier-than-air vehicle, mechanically driven and fitted with fixed wings that support it in flight through the dynamic action of the air.
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supersonic transport

[¦sü·pər¦sän·ik ′tranz‚pȯrt]
(aerospace engineering)
A transport plane capable of flying at speeds higher than the speed of sound. Abbreviated SST.
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Hypersonic transports, which would travel five times the speed of sound, have been crucial to selling the spaceplane program, since we might hope to cover the extremely high development costs and get into mass production if a profitable airliner were a relatively cheap spin-off.
Loomis had tried, unsuccessfully, to set up an informal group of international companies to develop a commercial hypersonic transport.
Eventually, hypersonic transports carrying passengers may zip just as quickly over the Pacific, Dahm adds.