THE ROLE OF THE HELICOPTER IN TRANSPORTATION

This review of the technology and characteristics of helicopters and the pros and cons of such transportation concludes that despite technological and economic problems associated with present commercial operations, the helicopter can be effectively and profitably used to fulfill an airport access/agrees and a short-haul transportation function. Commercial operations will be most successful in large metropolitan area where there are significant physical barriers, high population density, multiple airports, and a large amount of surface traffic congestion. The advantages of helicopter use over highway oriented modes, and the benefits which would accrue to different groups (users, fixed-wing trunk airlines) are outlined, and the need is indicated for research into helicopter development and use, methodologies for estimating demand for both intercity and intracity services, and marketing.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Duke University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Durham, NC  USA  27706
  • Authors:
    • DAJANI, J S
    • Warner, D
    • EPSTEIN, D
    • O'BRIEN, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: NsG-1121
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM