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Lockheed Martin supersonic business jet by bagera3005 Lockheed Martin supersonic business jet by bagera3005
A supersonic business jet (SSBJ) would be a small business jet, intended to travel at speeds above Mach 1.0 (supersonic aircraft). No SSBJs are currently available, although several manufacturers are working on or have worked on designs.

Typically intended to transport about ten passengers, proposed SSBJs would be about the same size as traditional subsonic business jets. Only two large commercial supersonic transports ever entered service: the Aérospatiale/British Aerospace Concorde and Tupolev Tu-144 'Charger'. They had relatively high costs, high noise, high fuel consumption and some environmental concerns. Both were operated under large government subsidy and did not recoup development costs.

Several manufacturers believe that many of these concerns can be successfully addressed at a smaller scale. In addition, it is believed that small groups of high-value passengers (such as executives or heads of state) will find value in higher speed transport.

Current and former proposals for SSBJs include:

    Aerion SBJ
    Aerion AS2
    HyperMach SonicStar
    SAI Quiet Supersonic Transport
    Spike S-512
    Sukhoi-Gulfstream S-21
    Tupolev Tu-444

Several companies, including Gulfstream Aerospace, continue to work on technologies intended to reduce or mitigate sonic booms. An example is the Quiet Spike.

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CopperheadYSF23 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really hope that thing has thrust reversers lol... Neat looking though.
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
A modern turobo-fan with super-cruise would definitely have better millage than older models. using modern composites and metals instead of 1970s tech would probably make your little " Super-puddle jumper" work.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It would have been nice if these were in service. :D
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Jesse220 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
Looks like a decentent to the concord
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Xantec Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
that would look great as a 3d render flying over a landscape
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firestorm31z Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Gulfstream is working on the SST business jet that is supposed to go at least mach 1.0.  It'll have three engines.
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