THE DEVELOPMENT STORY OF LANCET
The LANCET was official designed in the summer of AUGUST 2000 by Otis Watson and MoTIS is the sole right holder of the LANCET and LANCET multiple variable designs as an adjunct design to a project known as the SUN RUNNER.
Project LANCET has designed two fully functional prototype aircraft that have been conducting most of the required research to determine the full specifications for the MCST full LANCET version. This aircraft has been planned in two standard variants only at this time. The LANCET 1XA and the LANCET 1XB . The LANCET was to be a larger transport category aircraft that would bring in trans- oceanic flights across the globe but was to really be used on trans Pacific flights from KLAX to Japan in order to meet the growing demand of an expanding economic investment between the Western world and the Eastern world in the expanding global economy. The aircraft is officially designed to carry 240 passengers at a cursing speed of Mach 2.85 making it a very reasonable SST transport category class aircraft.
The LANCET is a SST AMERICAN project being handled by the MoTIS X ROW division that has finally found a place as a SST aircraft produced in this country as we have forgone many chances to enter the SST market vying instead for sub-sonic long rage transport carriers and economy in transport as we are now (America) developing the 7E7 in the super econ class of aircraft. The LANCET will use 4 turbo jet engines ( Engine manufacture will be stated soon) and will have a maximum transport range of about 4010 miles as of the result of a decreased passenger load. Larger passenger payloads would compromise SST performance so MoTIS has decided to produce aircraft in the SST category that take advantage of optimum performance in a safe range for reasonable passenger load outs .
THE LANCET took off for the first time on December12 2003 at 9:35 A.M from the MoTIS X ROW design factory in MEXICO- (virtual home front only). The aircraft flew like a dream and was taken on our standard flight route from X ROW to KPIE but we never landed it there as the round trip was only a test flight and not a chance at a PR session. Two weeks later the aircraft was flown again after numerous short local test flights into the KJFK area and the LANCET resides today at an undisclosed hangar at KJFK. (Virtually).
The risk of designing an SST aircraft will be weighed against the capacity to provide safe, effective, and efficient SST air flow patterns around the world the justify the cost of super sonic transport as fuel consumption and other economic, social , and political effects may make SST transport class aircraft difficult to justify over the long haul.
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The CONCORDE has shown us the way but the path must be traveled by many who on wings of gold take up the next generations flight of fantasy! The first is not the last , but only the beginning, the beginning for the next ones to come, and what will come?, for now the CONCORDE has come and gone and ascended into the sun so like a phoenix the SST of the future must rise! So out of the ashes of the CONCORDE there lies the MoTIS LANCET! The next step in mans continuing saga in the quest for super sonic flight and beyond!
The SST design market is wide open and with the retirement of the famed BRITISH AEROSPACE CONCORDE super sonic trans-Atlantic flight must go on and MoTIS has two current great neo concept replacements on the drawing board. The first is the MoTIS SUN RUNNER which is an awesome super sonic transport aircraft that will fill the MTCST (Mass transit commercial super sonic transport) class and the MoTIS LANCET which is bigger and faster then the SUN RUNNER !!
The MoTIS LANCET has been moved to hangar 37 and is undergoing major testing and design work there.
The SUN RUNNER was ahead of the LANCET on the production line but in a late night development meeting MoTIS staff decided to push the LANCET ahead of the SUN RUNNER by at least two months as," The LANCET is larger and much better designed aircraft then the SUN RUNNER and it is a far better project to put out first as the primary flag ship of a new wave in super sonic neo concept transport aircraft "' says O WATSON MoTIS CEO and LANCET and SUN RUNNER project engineer.
This means that the LANCET will see development before the SUN RUNNER and the LANCET is not a cross agency development project as the SUN RUNNER development was assigned as a multi team development project.
OVER VIEW OF THE LANCET COCKPIT WORK ENVIRONMENT
The future is never about the past but about a whole new way of doing things. The future of aviation will be affected more by new technology in avionics, material science, and innovative concept design then any thing. The future causes change and change tends to bring greater degrees of progress and that progress always seems to increase the ability to thing better and get more done in a shorter time span. Well MoTIS is taking advantage of creating innovative change in the area of concept design and development! The SST of the future has to be not only functional as a SST transport aircraft but it must meet a baseline demand of doing good business as a transport tool for the future!
Avionics packages have kept in step with increases in technology and there are super great ways to convey needed real time flight data to flight crews. While complex data bases and data transmitting packages such as high end flight computers and flight management systems give the pilot a great ability to navigate the aircraft, it is the pilots training and instincts that fill in the blanks no matter what hardware he/she may fly. The LANCET cockpit is ergonomically designed to give the pilots a high visibility, high tech work place where good cockpit resource management can take place and high work loads can be easily reduced allowing for safe and fun interaction between man and machine.
The LANCET will be the office of two pilots and intelligent interfacing flight management system that we are calling Oscar. As the flight engineers position has been removed from most airlines , the designers of the LANCET -O WATSON and Jen Guess questioned weather this position should be reinstated on the SST of the future and it was decided that with avionics technology being what it is this was not practical or cost effective.
The LANCET will provide super sonic transport for up to 240 passengers providing shuttle services between New York and London filling the old market that the CONCORDE once served but also will be rated to open up the far east pacific to a standard super sonic econo ranged market
The LANCET is designed out of the necessity to effectively replace CONCORDE'S FUNCTIONAL DEMAND in trans Atlantic super sonic crossings and to continue in the goal of progression in aerospace design and development. This great aircraft is the design accomplishment of O WATSON , J GUESS and the MoTIS X-ROW design staff and has been in research and development for years now to take advantage of an expanding SST market that has in some respects been kept in check by increasing fuel costs, increased demand for efficiency over a speed bird , sound pollution over land with sonic boom considerations, and numerous other demands that have made SST aircraft difficult at best to advance greater degrees of society into the SST transport arena.
The LANCET will be using great technological advances in wing design , composite material science inputs, and the lasted developments in ergonomic aircraft component placements as well as a host of other production advancements.
The LANCET has undergone several trials in the Laminar Research X PLANE BLADE POINT ANALYSIS engines as well as MoTIS custom flash wind tunnels in order to calculate a daunting array of physical data on the aircraft.
As a comprehensive design and analysis approach has been adopted in the production phase of the LANCET , this aircraft will be on the cutting edge of neo concept design and development.
Our goal for the function of the LANCET is as an SST transport shuttle aircraft that can provide standard and long range transport to what we are calling the Super Sonic Oceanic Feeder Relay System.
The SSOFRS was designer by the MoTIS design team on march 17 2002 in compliance with real world FAA and international compliance rules for operating a super sonic transport class aircraft- i.e. the CONCORDE. We have written a 10 page detailed report on this system that will be released very soon.
The LANCET will take advantage of all the test data that the CONCORDE gave the world over its years of super sonic flight and the LANCET will also take advantage of the innovative avionics packages that are on the market at the moment. While the old analog gauges of the past served the cockpit crew well the airliner of the future will be fitted with some of the best EFIS glass cockpit avionics equipment of the present.
This system would essentially create standard routes across international waters for the LANCET and other SST aircraft , there by avoiding land masses and allowing for proper spacing between aircraft due to high drag super sonic wave vortices.
SMAPLE SSOFRS SYSTEM
MoTIS designed SSOFRS Systems. COPYRIGHT Ó 2004.
The standard system will be to conduct operations out of high volume areas around California and New York and flight the air rail system between New York to London on the eastern block and fly form California to Japan on the western block.
As major super sonic transport is not available to the general public at this time the infrastructure for a mass transit system will be answered in the full SSOFRS research paper at a later date.
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