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Supersonic Biz Jets, SSBJ. 3 Front Runners W/pics  
User currently offlineRob878 From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 45 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5218 times:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/Tupolev_Tu-444_1.jpg Tupolev Design Bureau TU-444

Dassault SSBJ. The tail is supposed to reduce the sound of the sonic boom greatly.

Aerion QST

A design by Gulfstream and Sukhoi. Right now i do not believe that they are working together but Gulfstream is currently doing research on an SSBJ




The top 3 from what i can find are the 3 top runners in terms of actually getting their ideas to fly, although i believe that Tupolev is taking their time.

I cant wait to see these machines flying, Dassault and Aerion project flight tests by 2012 and a price tag of around 80 - 100 million   
A little bit more than your Gulfstream V

Cruise is supposed to be Mach 1.6 for the Aerion and Dassault SSBJ


Any ways, i think it is interesting. Anyone with any more info please let me know, i'd love to hear and see some new info about the SSBJ concept.

All ideas are welcome, hey, maybe soon we'll be arging over Dassault and Aerion instead of Airbus and Boeing, LOL   


Regards,

Rob

[Edited 2006-05-10 04:52:51]

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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5184 times:

Sweet photos! I wonder what a SSBJ would go for? Considering the G-V and BBJ are around $25-35 million. (I think).

UAL


User currently offlineRob878 From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5165 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 1):
I wonder what a SSBJ would go for

The Projections from Dassault and Aerion are 80 - 100 million $$$$

I wonder how much Hourly Charter will cost. Probably upwards of $10,000 considering Challenger 604's are around $ 8,000. But hey, you'll get there MUCH MUCH quicker.


Rob


User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1903 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5083 times:

What kind of engines would these planes have? What about noise pollution? Sonic booms?


Now get your f***ing Jumbo Jet off my airport!!! - AC/DC "Ain't No Fun To Be a Millionaire"
User currently offlineJeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4925 times:

The amazing thing is that the Aerion QST is supposed to go supersonic with a pair of JT8D-219s!

User currently offlineJeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4916 times:

We'll see how many of these actually fly. Then there is the current rules about going supersonic over land combined with fuel costs.

[Edited 2006-05-10 10:14:09]

User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4887 times:

Engines?

Rolls-Royce/ Snecma Olympus 593s. Very proven technology.

Airframe?

>The Tupolev looks like it was made out of pig iron.

>The Dassault looks like a major mid-altitude icing problem.

>The Aerion looks like an F-104; back to the future.

>Gulfstream/Sukhoi? Never bet against Gulfstream and never dogfight a Sukhoi.


User currently offlineJeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4876 times:

I can't help but think that today's economic situation makes all of these things economically unfeasible. They're all technologically feasible but too expensive to purchase, most likely too expensive to maintain, and almost certainly too expensive to keep fueled.

User currently offlineBestpilot From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4852 times:

Quoting Jeb94 (Reply 7):
I can't help but think that today's economic situation makes all of these things economically unfeasible

Well, in today's economic situation there are some fat cats at the top who could use and afford this product.


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3398 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4796 times:

Quoting Jeb94 (Reply 7):
I can't help but think that today's economic situation makes all of these things economically unfeasible. They're all technologically feasible but too expensive to purchase, most likely too expensive to maintain, and almost certainly too expensive to keep fueled

Are they taht much more expensive than buying a couple of BBJ or ACJs they'll be the next decades must haves for the uber-rich


User currently offlineRob878 From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4530 times:

It makes good sense if you think about it. Instead of 6 hours trans-atlantic to london it will be cut down to around 2-1/2 hours. As expensive as they may be it makes sense for the person chartering the airplane. instead of taking a gulfstream at $9,000/hour X 6 hours one could imagine spending $10-15,000 per hour X 2.5 hours. It will i think save money and time.

From what i have read

it makes good sense. The speed will make it economical. And the projections also see a need for 200 SSBJ's in the first 5 years of ops.

Interesting



Rob


User currently offlineRob878 From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4530 times:

It makes good sense if you think about it. Instead of 6 hours trans-atlantic to london it will be cut down to around 2-1/2 hours. As expensive as they may be it makes sense for the person chartering the airplane. instead of taking a gulfstream at $9,000/hour X 6 hours one could imagine spending $10-15,000 per hour X 2.5 hours. It will i think save money and time.

From what i have read

it makes good sense. The speed will make it economical. And the projections also see a need for 200 SSBJ's in the first 5 years of ops.

Interesting



Rob


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