supersonic transport


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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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The most direct overlap for military and civilian aviation will be in the commercial supersonic transport concepts being developed by Nasa," he says.
His findings, the committee said, sparked research on "global biogeochemical cycles" as well as the effects on the stratosphere of nitrogen oxide--spewing supersonic transport planes.
The United States dropped out of the race to build a supersonic transport in the 1970s when it became clear that the existing technology would result in a plane that was very expensive to operate, emitted significant quantities of nitrogen oxide, and produced unacceptable levels of noise when operated over land.
NTU scored its first victory when it helped scuttle the Nixon administration's proposal to build a supersonic transport like the Concorde.
For example, the Udvar-Hazy Center shelters, among others, the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the Lockheed SR--71 Blackbird, (see photo page 57) the BAC/Aerospatiale supersonic transport Concorde, the famed Boeing B-29 Enola Gay, an IMAX theater, a 164-foot observation tower, and much, much more.
The Industrial Science and Technology Agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry will initiate the engine project for the supersonic transport (SST) plane, they said.
and his colleagues have measured exhaust emissions from a Concorde supersonic transport (SST) plane during high-altitude flight.
At stake is a possible piece of the pie for next-generation supersonic transport aircraft, funding commitments for advanced programs, and lucrative footholds into Pacific Rim markets.
To sell more planes, aircraft makers want a supersonic transport to fly as many routes as possible, over land and sea.
the lightcraft represents a viable competitor to successors to the Concorde supersonic transport that are now being studied.