STUDY ON THE FEASIBILITY OF V/STOL CONCEPTS FOR SHORT HAUL TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

The design, operational, and economic aspects of several different VTOL and STOL aircraft configurations were evaluated to determine which of the aircraft are most promising for development into successful commercial short haul transports. Aircraft were designed to carry 60 passengers for a distance of 500 statute miles, and other guidelines were established to assure that the vehicles would be studied on a common basis. Parametric and detail design studies were made to provide a basis for selecting the optimum design characteristics of each concept. Several designs were selected from the initial data for further analysis, including development of 120 passenger configurations and more detailed design studies. The sensitivities of performance, weight, and cost to design changes and differences in mission rules were also examined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Lockheed-California Co
  • Corporate Authors:

    NASA/Ames

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  • Publication Date: 1967-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00073151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA CR-902
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM