SST Propulsion Systems - Airline Operational and Economic Goals 660296
Successful use of the public benefits of air transportation at supersonic speeds will require attainment of many goals. Five requisites are categorized and examined in relation to the propulsion system. Specifically, the needs of reliability, maintainability, operational flexibility, salability, and profitability are discussed and the interplay and accumulative effects are described.
Goals for the SST propulsion system are compared to the status of today’s operation and data showing historical trends are presented. Achievement of these goals is shown to require a team effort with complete freedom of two way communication between manufacturer and user during the entire design phase and life of the aircraft.