A Theorectical Insight Into The Concept Of Future Supersonic Transport
Supersonic transport are sophisticated aircrafts used to transport passengers greater than the speed of sound(in excess of 1.5 mach).These transports cut time into half, helping growing business, economics, and increasing globalization. The Concorde, a product of BAC Systems and Aerospatiale, completed commercial journeys in half the time taken by other commercial aircrafts. This gave the airliner’s operators an edge in commercial operations compared to other traditional aircrafts. Apart from that, people always prefer to fly in fast sophisticated aircrafts in luxury. Hence the SST’s was always preferred by the public for intercontinental flights. However Supersonic Transports incorporate complex structural designs in aircraft construction. As a Result, the cost amounts to billions of dollars to construct such aircrafts which is only economically viable for the very richest countries. Supersonic Transports also generates excessive noise especially during Takeoff and Landing .which is deemed uncomfortable to people living in proximity to the runway .This Excessive noise is termed as “SONIC BOOM”. The Concorde, most notably the most favorite supersonic transport in the 80’s and 90’s dominated the airline industry. But its makers had to subside a heavy amount to actually run these aircrafts thus suffering losses. he Concorde crash in 2000 also marked the grave of the first generation SST’s and presently there are no operating supersonic transport in commercial service despite plans and extensive design studies. This paper will observe the feasibility of Future Supersonic Transport and give a theoretical insight on SST’s of the future which will be faster, better, more efficient and cost effective compared to the earlier Concorde aircrafts. Design Details and Aircraft performance are shown in detail.
Keywords— Supersonic Aircraft, Latest Technology in Aeronautic Field.