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BA Wants Concorde Replacement After 15 Years Later  
User currently offlineB-HOX From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 227 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

I just read in the news section that BA wants to continue supersonic air travel.....
the concordes can fly to another 15 years..
BA is really pushing the manufactors to put the Concorde back up in the air by next Febuary.........BA wants the future of supersonci travel to grow.........the article said they want to find a replacment for the concorde by 2015........
my question is......is it possibility that we will seek a growth in supersonic travel?...


-B-HOX-


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User currently offlineAirman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 980 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

It would be nice but I highly doubt that we will see another SST in the near future. I hope though that the Concordes get off the ground. I think though that the traveling public will be wary of them now.

Airman99o



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User currently offlineIndianGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

I really hope that the Concorde flies again. And we should really be having another SST in the air.

It has never happened that mankind has had to take a step BACK in technology. Imagine telling your grandson that "in my time it was possible to fly LHR-JFK in 3 hrs, though it now takes 7.5 hrs".

I think BA is being practical here: it should take atleast 15 years to come up with an economical alternative to the Concorde. But i have no doubt that it will happen.


User currently onlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11486 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

IndianGuy, how is being safer, more environmentally friendly, and more efficient going back in technology?


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User currently offlineEVA744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Wait until Prebn gets a load of this!

EVA744


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

I don't see why eveyone is so weary of the concorde. It has the one of the best safety records around. 1 crash, in its 20 years of flying. Thats good. Compare that to a 747.

I dont think that the concorde will fly again, although I want to see it fly again. I think that boeing or airbus may develop an SST, and if operating costs are low, they may sell very well.


User currently onlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11486 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

Actually, it has the worst safety record of all FAA certified jets.

To compare, look at the fatal even rate for million flights:

A300 - 1.04
A320 - .68
733-5 - .33
747 - 1.76
757 - .46
DC10 - 1.93
MD11 - 3.92
Concorde 12.5


Statistically, you are 7.1 times more likely to die in a Concorde than on a 747.



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User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

If not a "big" SST, then a small (10-12 seats) supersonic jet may be built in 15 years. It will be able to be used in airline service too, and it is better than nothing for BA and possibly other airlines.

I'm agree with IndianGuy in what he called a step BACK: if not in technology then in transportation, and I can't remember another example of regress in any area of human activity.

Again about the next-generation "big" SST that was almost killed by majority of this forum in another thread  : no breakthrough now doesn't mean no breakthrough forever. Despite all CURRENT arguments based on CURRENT technology.


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