AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF COMMERCIAL VTOL AND STOL TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

This report presents the results of Stanford Research Institute's economic analysis of commercial VTOL and STOL aircraft suitable for city-center service. In this study, the design and performance requirements of of a commercially successful V/STOL aircraft are identified. These are compared with the characteristics of V/STOL aircraft which may be available for service in 1975. Based on this comparison, separate market estimates are provided for V/STOL aircraft meeting the specified requirements for those aircraft considered technically feasible. An analysis is then made of requirements for V/STOL ground facilities. Finally, an assessment is made of the national interest in commercial V/STOL development.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Stanford Research Institute
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Waldo, R K
    • Tilton, P D
  • Publication Date: 1965-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00074327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-ADS-25
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM