Examples are quoted of airline efforts to evaluate the overall economic pros and cons of various handling techniques. The long-range planning undertaken by Lufthansa provides a frame of reference within which decisions can be made and general policies established to cover continuing situations. The problem of aircraft positioning is discussed with particular legard to wide-body jets. Aircraft improvements are considered possible in 3 main areas: wide-body jets, aircraft fuelling, and cabin cleaning and galley replenishment. Palletization and containerization of freight and baggage, containerization of transfer fuel, and exchangeable cabin modules to obriate cabin cleaning are discussed as possibilities. The mobile lounge is cited as an example of concepts which have generated sharp differences of opinion comments are made on concepts which may be considered for future implementation. These include the provision of service outlets at each aircraft parking point with underground fuel distripution systems, and the use of tow tractors to replace taxying.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1148-50
  • Serial:
    • Interavia
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Jane's Information Group
    • ISSN: 0020-5168

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM