SHORT-HAUL AIRCRAFT - THE TECHNOLOGY IS NEARLY READY

SHORT-HAUL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, BASED ON AIRCRAFT DESIGNED TO CARRY 50 TO 150 PASSENGERS OVER DISTANCES OF LESS THAN 500 MILES, IS DISCUSSED. PRINCIPAL ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO THE SEVERAL FORMS WHICH THESE NEW AIRCRAFT MIGHT TAKE. THEY INCLUDE TURBOFAN, TURBOPROP, AND PROPFAN (A NEW HYBRID) POWERED FIXED- WING AIRCRAFT, ALONG WITH VARIOUS KINDS OF HELICOPTERS AND TILT ROTORS. DETAILED EMPHASIS IS ALSO PLACED ON THE PROBLEM OF AIRCRAFT NOISE REDUCTION. IT IS SHOWN THAT THE TECHNOLOGICAL PROBLEMS WHICH HAVE HERETOFORE LIMITED THE POTENTIAL OF SHORT-HAUL AIRCRAFT, NOTABLY NOISE AND THE NEED FOR LONG RUNWAYS, ARE NOW BEING RESOLVED. /ISS/

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  • Authors:
    • Faulkner, H B
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 12-21
  • Serial:
    • Technology Review
    • Volume: 74
    • Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • ISSN: 1099-274X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2003 12:00AM