This project has defined a commuter air service system designed to serve the scheduled air service needs of Oregon's smaller communities. By utilizing eight-passenger, twin-engine aircraft operating on a scheduled basis, this system could provide needed air service to an additional 600,000 Oregonians in twelve community service areas who are presently without adequate scheduled air service. The system recommendations resulted from investigation of a number of alternatives and reflect realistic economic and fuel efficiency limits. These recommendations received the support of nearly all of the potentially affected communities. Economic viability is not predicted on all the recommended routes. It may, therefore, be necessary to provide various direct and indirect economic assistance options at the community, state, regional and federal levels. Such assistance will be needed to encourage timely and appropriate service implementation, increased fuel efficiency and enhance economic viability. Assistance options identified in this report include community particpation in the development of non-business travel, seat guarantees at the community and state level, selective state economic assistance (where required and shared by benefiting communities), intrastate route awards to maximize the system's viability, and potential economic assistance by the Pacific Northwest Regional Commission. Related legislative actions and other strategies to effect implementation of the recommended route structure are identified by the project.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration and The Pacific Northwest Commission.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Corporation

    P.O. Box 92957
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90009

    Oregon Department of Transportation

    140 Transportation Building
    Salem, OR  United States  97310
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1980 12:00AM