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The SST pilot will have at his command more automatic equipment and better readout and displays to control noise level near the airport, to program the climb for minimum sonic boom, and to operate the airplane to lower weather minimums than on any previous transport. Yet, Boeing believes the typical senior airline captain will make the transition without any difficulty.
The SST mechanic will have new and larger facilities, will handle bigger and heavier equipment, will learn to maintain airplanes still hot with residual heat, and will learn to maintain and repair that new metal titanium. Yet, the mechanic will find the SST maintenance and repair the best planned and organized of any airplane program to date.