This article discusses the early development of helicopters, and the reasons that helicopters should be more integrated into public travel than they are currently. Three main factors are addressed: (1) dispatch reliability and safety, (2) economy and productivity, and (3) amenities: less noise and vibration, and more comfort. The author discusses the industry's tendency to design what it wants instead of what its market wants, which is reliability and economy instead of height and speed.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    P.O. Box 2055, Saugatuck Station
    Westport, CT  United States  06880-0055
  • Authors:
    • Lawrence, D S
  • Publication Date: 1991-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 159-167
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00607491
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM