A PLAN FOR ULTRA-SHORT-HAUL AIR TRANSPORTATION

ULTRASHORT-HAUL TRAVEL, CHARACTERIZED BY TRIP LENGTHS OF LESS THAN 50 MILES, REPRESENTS TH E SINGLE LARGEST BLOCK OF TRAVEL IN THE U. S. AND IS CURRENTLY DOMINATED BY THE AUTOMOBILE. IT IS SHOWN THAT THE TECHNOLOGY OF VTOL AIRCRAFT HAS ADVANCED TO A POINT WHERE A SATISFACTORY COMMON-CARRIER AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM BASED ON THESE VEHICLES MAY BE ECONOMICALLY VIABLE FOR SUBURBAN-TO-CITY CENTER TRIPS OF 10 TO 50 MILES. STUDIES OF A HYPOTHETICAL AIR TRANSPORT SYSTEM INDICATE ADVANTAGES OF RAPID ACCESS TO PRESENTLY CONGESTED AREAS AT COSTS COMPETITIVE WITH LAND-BASE TRANSPORT. IMPROVEMENTS IN AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING MINIMIZE PROBLEMS OF NOISE POLLUTION, EXHAUST EMISSION, DISPATCH RELIABILITY, AND SAFETY. /IAA/

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  • Authors:
    • MILLER, R H
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 22-31
  • Serial:
    • Technology Review
    • Volume: 74
    • Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • ISSN: 1099-274X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 2003 12:00AM