Operating Techniques and Maintenance Practices for the Lockheed SST 660295
The operational and maintenance characteristics of a commercial double delta supersonic transport are compared with those of contemporary subsonic vehicles. It is shown that the large delta wing in combination with the high thrust engines provides exceptional safety margins for take-off and landing conditions. The pilot's viewpoint is given upon low speed handling and controllability in emergency situations.
Comments on maintenance considerations peculiar to such an aircraft are made and the general design philosophy is reviewed at this stage of the U. S. Supersonic Transport Program.