SUMMARY OF CURRENT ECONOMIC STUDIES OF THE UNITED STATES SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT.
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT
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The three studies discussed in the report provide a range in their base case 1990 market estimates for the SST under sonic boom restrictions from 500 to 800 airplanes. The low market estimate of 500 SSTs, the FAA base case, is sufficient to enable the Government to recover all of its investment for development and construction of two prototypes plus a small return. The basic conclusion is that the program is not only economically viable but reasonably profitable to all participants over a wide range of assumptions. Author
- Civilian Aircraft
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