CIVIL TILTROTOR DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE. REPORT TO CONGRESS. VOLUME 1

Under public law (PL102-581), the U.S. Congress directed the Secretary of Transportation to establish a Civil Tiltrotor Development Advisory Committee (CTRDAC). The committee was directed to examine the costs, technical feasibility, and economic viability of developing civil tiltrotor (CTR) aircraft. The CTRDAC found that the CTR is technically feasible, that it could be economically viable and operate profitably without government subsidies in heavily traveled corridors, and that it could provide significant societal benefits. The CTRDAC recommended that a public/private partnership be created to address CTR institutional, infrastructure, and coordination issues; that an integrated aircraft and infrastructure research, development, and demonstration program be conducted over 10 years with $600 million in Government/industry cost sharing; and, that work be accelerated on regulatory and certification issues, including safety and environmental standards and changes in the air traffic control system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also AD-A306 655-2, Volume 2, Technical Supplement.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1995-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 119 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00730670
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM