FEASIBILITY AND COSTS OF AN ELEVATED STOLPORT TEST FACILITY AND ITS POTENTIAL FOR METROPOLITAN USE

This paper describes the results of a study of the feasibility and costs of building an elevated STOLport test facility that would eventually be expanded for revenue service. Engineering analyses were made of many structural schemes. Two were chosen for more rigorous study to develop costs for STOLport test facilities at 2 sites. The estimated construction costs of a metropolitan area site test structure are $22 million. The costs of the containment and arrestment systems and the land acquisition could add $2 to $10 million. The expansion of a test facility into a passenger-carrying facility with commercial joint use of the space below the flight deck was conceptualized to aid the Federal Aviation Agency in developing a policy for determining proportional participation in capital funding between the federal government and local authorities or private developers. The study concluded that there would be marginal savings in construction cost to those locating in the STOLport as compared to an alternative location. The potential for reducing or recovering the cost of an elevated STOLport through joint use is primarily in the dual use of the land area. The cost of the STOLport flight-deck support system would not change significantly if it were constructed as a free-standing structure, e.g., over a transportation corridor, or combined with a joint-use building.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 28-37
  • Monograph Title: NEW TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902367X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM