Aircraft manufacturers are currently creating some marvels of technology but would would you like them to do next.
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What I would like to see.
A narrow body jet airliner to replace the 757.
A A380 neo.
A new turboprop airliner to compete with the saab 340.
A hypersonic resonance manned plane.
A supersonic airliner
Now I know that some of these are not possible or are just plain stupid but it is just what I would like to see. I also know airbus has unveiled the A380 plus but that is different to what a neo would be.
The Concorde is no longer (not that it ever was) economically feasible. It was extremely fuel inefficient. Also, people would rather spend 6 and a half hours in comfort on a larger plane that 3 hours on the cramped Concorde. It sure was a feat of engineering, but it would not be profitable in today’s aviation market.
It was always the popular plane amongst people, far more than the B747. It was the plane everyone wanted to fly.
In the US it wasn’t used that much apart from New York so your perceptions would be far different. People where I live always talk about the aircraft as it was built in Filton (Bristol) so it’s a part of their younger years, such an advanced aircraft, possibly too advanced for the time.
In it’s day, yes, that was the case. But today, the comfort of modern jetliners outweighs the time that they take. These days, you can do almost anything from a plane. So why spend 3 hours cramped in when you can spend six hours on a plane in comfort and still be able to get work done?
Companies pay for business and first class fares, this is no different. The RRP for an average fare in those classes is likely around that but there are sales, companies likely won’t go shopping around for the best deal and will be paying close to that. The flight time being so short was another willingness to pay for it as they wouldn’t lose their employees for too long and have to pay for more accommodation etc. For an average person though I will agree that it was expensive but it was one of those things that people wanted to do if they could afford it. Like owning a Rolls Royce for example, it certainly was more used for publicity as it was so widely admired by people hence most are in museums now with dedicated centres to visit them.