Latest Supersonic transport Stories

Biplane Design Could Break Sound Barrier
2012-03-15 12:25:14

MIT researchers have found a way to produce a cheaper, quieter and fuel-efficient biplane that is capable of traveling at supersonic speeds. The team has shown through a computer model that a modified biplane can produce significantly less drag than a conventional single-wing aircraft at supersonic cruise speeds. Qiqi Wang, an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, said less drag would allow the plane to require less fuel, making it cheaper to fly, and would also make it...

2010-05-18 09:05:00

An 18-month NASA research effort to visualize the passenger airplanes of the future has produced some ideas that at first glance may appear to be old fashioned. Instead of exotic new designs seemingly borrowed from science fiction, familiar shapes dominate the pages of advanced concept studies which four industry teams completed for NASA's Fundamental Aeronautics Program in April 2010. Look more closely at these concepts for airplanes that may enter service 20 to 25 years from now and you'll...

2010-03-15 04:30:00

WICHITA, Kan., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerion Corporation, an advanced aeronautical engineering organization based in Reno, Nev., has named Sullivan Higdon & Sink (SHS) as its marketing communications agency of record. "Aerion chose SHS as our agency of record because of their business aviation insights and borderless approach to communication," said Brian Barents, vice-chairman of Aerion Corporation. "SHS is the agency to help us raise awareness of our work as we move toward making...

2008-10-07 09:00:00

NASA has awarded research contracts worth a total of $12.4 million to six industry teams to study advanced concepts for subsonic and supersonic commercial transport aircraft that could enter service in 25 to 30 years. NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate selected teams led by The Boeing Company, GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northrop Grumman to receive separate 18-month study contracts valued at approximately $2 million each....

2005-10-10 01:45:00

SYDNEY/TOKYO -- Japan conducted a successful test flight of a supersonic jet in the Australian outback on Monday, taking a step closer to its goal of developing a successor to the Concorde. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said the prototype supersonic jet was launched on the back of a rocket from the remote Woomera rocket range in the South Australian desert and completed a 15-minute flight. Japanese developers hope that a new supersonic jet could some day make the trip from...

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