ASSESSMENT OF COMMERCIAL VTOL AIRCRAFT WITH ROTOR OR PROPELLER LIFT SYSTEMS

VTOL aircraft with rotor or propeller lift systems are evaluated for use in commercial short-haul transport systems. It is shown that the next generation of helicopters, with increased passenger capacity, speed, range and reliability, will allow profitable operation on short haul intercity routes, and will therefore probably pioneer and provide the initial stimulus for this type of service by VTOL aircraft.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Technical Information Service, 750 Third Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Fry, B L
  • Publication Date: 1967-6-12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00073179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 67-411
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM