OVERALL ANALYSIS OF COMMERCIAL V/STOL SYSTEMS

The suitability of various advanced conceptual aircraft to perform shorthaul inter-city missions in the 1970-1980 period can be determined realistically in advance by simulating their operation in transportation systems in various regions of the nation. The system requirements for alternate CTOL and CTOL-V/STOL transportation systems - in terms of vehicles, navigation and communication systems, airports and their environs, and interfaces with other transportation systems - provide the means to develop the costs and benefits associated with each system to the users, operators and manufacturers, as well as the regional and national economics. The system may also be viewed as an interaction of five decision-making groups: (1) manufacturers who decide to produce various vehicle types with specific operational characteristics; (2) carriers who choose to operate these aircraft over various routes; (3) individuals who decide to use the service; (4) the Federal Government which decides to provide the required operational and regulatory environment; and (5) the local government which locates and operates the airports. This paper will discuss how these various factors fit together to form a complete systems analysis, and how this analysis will aid in development of improved future intra-urban and short-haul transportation systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Technical Information Service, 750 Third Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Howard, L R
  • Publication Date: 1967-10

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  • Accession Number: 00074297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA/TSA/008
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM