Towards a renewal of supersonic transport?

Slide of the lecture done on 9 october 2019 at the Académie Royale de Belgique – Brussels.

By Mr Gérard THERON, former head of the Airbus Propulsion competence centre, AAE member

Summary: At a time when supersonic aircraft projects, mainly business aircraft, are flourishing once again in the media, this presentation begins by analysing the characteristics of Concorde, the only supersonic commercial aircraft in the civil market. It then presents the projects developed in the years 1976-2000 by Aerospatiale, BAe and Boeing, before giving an opinion on the technical feasibility of recent supersonic aircraft pre-projects proposed by the design offices of various start-ups, in the light of data currently available on their characteristics.


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