The nine papers presented were initiated by the interest on the part of economists, engineers, airlines and the financial community in the impending mandatory modification or replacement of airline equipment. Three papers (The Next Commercial Transport - What? When? Why?: The American Airlines View; An Optimistic View of the Plan Facts; and the Next Generation Commercial Aircraft - International Perspective) addressed the varying needs of the airlines as to size, mission and economics. The banker's view of the future financing prospects of the airlines is outlined in another paper. Technical experts presented papers covering the role of the powerplant and the lead time necessary to develop and provide a new engine. A panel of design and planning engineers outlined their plans for future aircraft and discussed them in terms of today's air transportation environment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Papers present at the Air Transportation Research International Forum, San Francisco, California, May 9, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Northwestern University, Evanston

    Transportation Center, Leverone Hall
    Evanston, IL  United States  60201
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165308
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM