Tag: supersonic airliner

Supersonic DC-8, i.e. the Concorde wasn’t the first Airliner to Break the Sound Barrier
Chuck Yeager, the first person to ever go supersonic in 1947, escorted the DC-8 during its supersonic flight in an F-104 On Aug. 21, 1961, a jet designed for commercial use became the first airliner to go supersonic. And it wasn't the famous Concorde, which wouldn't break the sound barrier until an...
Here's the only picture of Concorde flying at supersonic speed
The Concorde had to slow down from Mach 2 to Mach 1.5-1.6 so that the Tornado crew could get the shot Taken in April 1985 the cool photo in this post is the only picture of Concorde flying at supersonic speed. The image was taken by Adrian Meredith who was flying a Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado jet during a rendezvous...
A quick look at NASA Tupolev Tu-144LL research program
Using the Tu-144LL to conduct flight research experiments, researchers compared full-scale supersonic aircraft flight data with results from models in wind tunnels, computer-aided techniques, and other flight tests NASA teamed with American and Russian aerospace industries for an extended period in a joint international research program featuring the Russian-built Tu-144LL supersonic aircraft. The object of the program was to develop...
Putin suggests civilian supersonic transport based on Tu-160 bomber
Putin was at Gorbunov air plant in Kazan to see a demonstration flight of the Tu-160M2 when he made the suggestion Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested to United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) that a civilian supersonic airliner based on the Tu-160 bomber should be developed. As reported by Sputniknews, remembering the fate of the Tu-144, the USSR's answer to the British-French Concorde supersonic passenger...
Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport aircraft restored
The work on Tu-144 exterior has been completed while that on the aircraft cabin is yet to begin According to News in Flight, the first stage of restoration of Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport aircraft (SST) has recently been completed. As the photo in this post shows the aircraft stands near the building of Kazan Aviation Institute (KAI) on Chetaeva Street...
That time four British Airways Concorde supersonic airliners flew in formation on Christmas Eve
This was the most Concorde ever photographed together until late 2000, when all 7 British Airways aircraft were brought together for the first and only time On Christmas Eve 1985, a unique Concorde formation appeared in the sky. In 1986 British Airways (BA) were celebrating the upcoming 10th anniversary of launching the first regular supersonic route: London - Washington D.C. Concorde had...
Concorde flew regular transatlantic flights in less than half the time of other airliners Taken on Mar. 2, 1969, the following clip features Concorde 001 performing a successful maiden flight, in Toulouse, France. Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde was a British-French supersonic passenger jet airliner. It had a maximum speed of Mach 2.04 (1,354 mph or 2,180 km/h at cruise altitude, over twice the...