Variables affecting aviation in the United States during the last fifth of the twentieth century are studied. Estimates of relevant future developments are presented and their probable impact on the aviation industry in this country are identified. A series of key trends relating to economic, social, political, technological, ecological and environmental developments are identified and discussed with relation to their possible effects on aviation. From this analysis, a series of scenarios are developed representing an array of possibilities ranging from severe economic depression and high international tension on the one hand, to a world of detente which enjoys an unprecedented economic growth rate and relaxation of tensions on the other. A surprise free scenario is presented which represents the best judgment of the manner in which events will most probably develop and the effect on the aviation industry such developments will likely produce.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hudson Institute

    Quaker Ridge Road
    Croton-on-Hudson, NY  United States  10520
  • Authors:
    • Friedman, N
    • Overholt, W
    • THOMAS, J
    • Wiener, A J
  • Publication Date: 1975-8-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155026
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-144838 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NAS5-20852
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM