OPERATING COST OBJECTIVES OF V/STOL AIRCRAFT FOR COMMERCIAL AIRLINE SERVICE

V/STOL aircraft may offer a potential solution to the short-haul losses of the commercial airlines. This paper deals with the operational and economic characteristics desirable in V/STOL aircraft designed for commercial service over routes of 150 miles or less. Current helicopter cost experience is analyzed and the results of a recent simulation of helicopter operations over a typical short-haul trunk line route are reported. V/STOL cost trends are compared with comparable cost trends of fixed-wing aircraft in short-haul commercial service. The potential indirect benefits to be offered by V/STOL aircraft are reviewed, but emphasis is placed on the need for improved operational and economic characteristics. Economic requirements are discussed in detail and the sensitivity of V/STOL costs to changes in various cost determinants analyzed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    SAE

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  • Authors:
    • Hogan, W J
  • Publication Date: 1965-4-15

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  • Accession Number: 00073640
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: None
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM