supersonic transport


: a supersonic transport airplane

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 But this Lockheed entry lost out to a Boeing model, and Congress canceled supersonic transport funding in 1971. -- State lawmakers agreed this month to hand over $650 million to big cities, counties and regional agencies to help fight homelessness., 27 June 2019 In 1976, Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde supersonic transport service to Washington., 24 May 2018 See More

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Word History

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 4 Feb. 2023.

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