STOL-V/STOL CITY CENTER TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT STUDY

The objective of this report is to present the design, performance, weights, and direct operating costs of several STOL and V/STOL transport aircraft which could be made operational for passenger service between city centers in 1975. A number of STOL and V/STOL concepts were considered in the study. From these, four concepts were selected for evaluation. Recurring and non-recurring costs are broken down into major units and assumptions are spelled out for determining the costs. Particular attention is given to adjusting Air Transport Association (ATA) methods of determining crew costs and maintenance to permit comparisons of direct operating costs(DOC) with existing airline operating costs. DOC's are shown versus number of passengers for stage lengths of 50, 100, 200, 500, and 750 statute miles and for airplane buys of 50, 100 and 200 aircraft. Results of estimates of noise levels and noise profiles are shown for the four concepts with corrections in decibels for the various sizes of aircraft. The data contained in this report establish the STOL and V/STOL aircraft performance and direct operating costs necessary for Stanford Research Institute to complete an over-all economic feasibility study of city center-to-city center commercial operation in the 1975 time period.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

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    McDonnell Aircraft Corporation

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  • Publication Date: 1964-10-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00073093
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: B122
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM