THE POTENTIAL FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION IN COMMERCIAL AIR TRANSPORT

This report examines the potential for reducing the energy requirements of the U.S. commercial airlines, with emphasis on the certificated-route air carries.----Measures stressed in this report are independent of the level of traffic demand. They are intended to reduce energy requirements by decreasing the energy intensity of air transport the report also examines the possibility of substituting more efficient more efficient transport modes for aviation in short-haul routes and assesses the attendant net energy savings. Measures that yield benefits in both the short and long term are considered and their conservation potentials are quantified relative to present and future energy requirements. The results of this study should be of interest to those involved in airline activities, including governmental regulatory and policymaking bodies, industry groups, and the airlines themselves. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Listed in 'Energy Research and Technology'. NSF 75-6, May 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    RAND Corporation

    1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138
    Santa Monica, CA  USA  90407-2138
  • Authors:
    • Mutch, J J
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-1360-NAF
  • Contract Numbers: GI-44
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM