supersonic transport


: a supersonic transport airplane

Examples of supersonic transport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lowering the Boom What kept supersonic transport programs like Concorde from reaching full potential forms the basis for a current X program, the X-59. Julie Boatman, Robb Report, 10 July 2024 The initial plans started in 1956, with the first in a series of studies commissioned by the British Ministry of Supply, which set about exploring the idea of a supersonic transport plane—then, as now, the sole preserve of military jets. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 20 Dec. 2023 In that milieu, Mondale had a halting, cautious start and then flourished, championing consumer legislation, co-sponsoring the War Powers Act, and opposing two controversial Nixon-era programs, the anti-ballistic missile (ABM) and the supersonic transport (SST). David Shribman, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2021 Stern likens the mission’s 9.5-year flight through space now culminating with the flyby to spending years riding an escalator and then immediately hopping onto a supersonic transport. Rich Talcott, Discover Magazine, 13 July 2015 The 747 was designed at a time when the airline industry expected the supersonic transport -- SST for short -- to be the aircraft of the future. Howard Slutsken, CNN, 7 Dec. 2022 Aviation startup Boom Supersonic is teaming up with defense behemoth Northrop Grumman to create a military version of its Overture supersonic transport. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 20 July 2022 When it was introduced in 1981, the supersonic transport plane seemed to represent the future of passenger air travel, but studies called it costly, inefficient and noisy. Robert D. McFadden, New York Times, 19 Oct. 2020 Boeing won a government competition to build a supersonic transport in the 1960s but abandoned the project in 1971 when Congress eliminated funding. Christian Davenport,, 8 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of supersonic transport was in 1961

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“Supersonic transport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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