I actually have a very interesting idea. It has to go along the lines of the Virtual Airline ideas that have been repeatedly surfacing on the board.
I was thinking of using an SST (supersonic transport) as a flagship for the virtual airline.
My idea was in using the Boeing 2707-100 (the swing-wing one without the canard).
Either way, here's the data on the design (in case this idea catches on)
Length: 306 feet long
Wing Span (fully extended): 174 feet
Wing Span (fully swept in): 106 feet
Engines: (4) GE4-Afterburning Turbojets.
Thrust (Afterburning): 67,500 lbst
Thrust (Dry thrust): 63,500 lbst
Thrust (Cruise power): ~ 54,000 lbst
Cruise: Mach 2.7
Max Safe Speed: Mach 3.0
Landing Speed: ~155 miles an hour (wings extended)
T-O Speed: ~180 miles an hour.
Wing Sweep Schedule: (estimated)
-Mach 0.0 - 0.85: Wings are fully extended
-Mach 0.86 - 1.2: Wings are at the 3/4th sweep
-Mach 1.21 - 2.7: Wings are fully swept
(might want to check this one, I'm not really certain)
Notes: Wings come equipped with flaps when swept out.
Passengers: ~277 in a 2-class config.
Weights: Fully Loaded: 680,000 lbs
Fuel: 340,000 lbs.
Passengers & Baggage: 135,000 lbs
Empty: 205,000 lbs.
Range: ~4,200 nm
Cruise Altitude: 64,000 feet.