This report of the workshop panel on vertical flight contains the views of the panel regarding the future of vertical flight, modified and affirmed by other industry executives who could not take part in the workshop. It was predicted that the U.S. turbine-powered helicopter fleet would have no growth over the next five years, with new units equaling attrition. Flight hours were expected to increase to an average of 675 hours per year per helicopter by 2000 due to cost and management demands. Modifications to Federal Aviation Administration helicopter forecasts were suggested and additional data needed to improve the accuracy and utility of future forecasts were identified.


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  • Accession Number: 00721447
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 14 1996 12:00AM