Boeing Company Airplane Division Commercial Supersonic Transport Proposal of January 15, 1964 (Partial)

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0014
Creators:
Boeing Airplane Company
Dates:
undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.68 Cubic Feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of seven volumes of the Boeing Company Airplane Division Commercial Supersonic Transport Proposal of January 15, 1964 (volumes A-II, A-III, A-IV Book 2, A-V, A-VII, A-VIII, and A-XI).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The United States' Supersonic Transport (SST) program was initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1963. The program aimed for a Mach 2+ aircraft capable of carrying approximately 300 passengers with intercontinental range. The US aimed to outstrip the British Aerospace/Aerospatiale Concorde and Soviet Tu-144 programs through the use of advanced technology and materials. By the late 1960s contracts had been let to prime contractors Boeing (airframe) and General Electric (engines) but the program was four to five years behind the European and Soviet efforts, which had graduated to supersonic flight testing while the US program had yet to pass beyond the mockup stage. In 1971 the slow pace of technical development, environmental concerns, high costs, and questions over the commercial feasibility of the aircraft led Congress to cancel the program.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Kevin Smith, Gift, 2005

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Boeing Company Airplane Division Commercial Supersonic Transport Proposal of January 15, 1964 (Partial), Accession number 2005-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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High-speed aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes -- Design and construction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Supersonic transport planes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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