Why We Don’t Have an SST | Flight Today | Air & Space Magazine

In the politics of supersonic transport, “boom” let to bust.

In retirement: the Concorde at the National Air and Space Museum Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Dane A. Penland)

By Bill Sweetman

AIR & SPACE MAGAZINE | SUBSCRIBE
AUGUST 2014

Ask why there was no replacement for the Concorde, which retired in 2003, and people will tell you that supersonic commercial flight is uneconomical. It’s not necessarily true. A supersonic transport (SST) is within the state of the art, but attempts to build one have been misdirected by politics and entrenched business interests, with a dash of class warfare.

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