Japan and France to research a new Concorde

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Announced at Paris, the two countries will jointly develop a new mach 5 SST in the coming years.

http://www.comcast.net/finance/index.jsp?cat=FINANCE&fn=/2005/06/15/156734.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4094810.stm

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Hummmm that ought to raise some eyebrows....i wish it is succesfull and by the time i turn 50 i would be flyin trans-pacific at mach 5..however i all reality/practicality its is nothing then some research that got a whole lot of hype from the media cuz it was COOL

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And I guess there was no chance of France sigining an "accord" with Britain this week ? :D :dev2: :eek:

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And I guess there was no chance of France sigining an "accord" with Britain this week ? :D :dev2: :eek:

LOL...no, I guess not.

And why weren't the Germans asked to participate in this project? :rolleyes:

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cuz of production problems maybe :D

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Hmmmm...... yes.

Whatever happened to the Gulfstream(?)/Sukhoi Mach 3 bizjet that everyone was getting so excited about a few years ago?

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the same thing that is gonna happen to this aircraft 3 years from now.. :D

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You said it, bring_it_on...... :D:D:D

The economics of supersonic mass travel just don't deliver the profit dollars - it's as true now as it was in the 1970s.

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SSBJ

Still, I can see a SSBJ having its first flight between 2015 and 2020.
Supercruise engines and boom reduction from the QSP-Programm and so on.
Maybe something like this:
http://www.mems.duke.edu/images/pictures/qsst_aircraft.jpg