Airports and the Supersonic Transport

by John F. McDonald,

Serial Information: Journal of the Aero-Space Transport Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 1, Pg. 107-130

Document Type: Journal Paper


Fifteen typical United States civil airports are examined in the course of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sponsored program to determine their suitability for operation of a delta-wing commercial supersonic transport. The aircraft is shown to be generally compatible in each area with only minor developmental type changes being required in fixed facilities at the airport. Noise was found to be the subject of most concern to airport authorities but studies to date (1965) offer encouragement in this respect.

Subject Headings: Airports and airfields | Federal government | Aircraft and spacecraft | Noise pollution

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