DIRECT AND INDIRECT ENERGY FOR COMMERCIAL AVIATION

In 1971, the United States commercial aviation used: - for airplane propulsion, 1,080 trillion B.t.u., i.e. 6.3% of the consumption for transport as a whole; - for indirect uses (refining, airplane manufacturing and maintenance, airport construction, food for passengers), 370 trillion B.t.u. This paper presents the sources of information, estimates their interpretation, and gives, in diagrams and tables for the period 1950-1971, specific consumptions per ton-mile and passenger-mile for different modes of transport, and examples of indirect energy use.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • HIRST, E
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 427-432
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM