STUDY OF THE COST/BENEFIT TRADEOFFS FOR REDUCING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF THE COMMERCIAL AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Practical means were assessed for achieving reduced fuel consumption in commercial air transportation. Five areas were investigated: current aircraft types, revised operational procedures, modifications to current aircraft, derivatives of current aircraft and new near-term fuel conservative aircraft. As part of a multiparticipant coordinated effort, detailed performance and operating cost data in each of these areas were supplied to the contractor responsible for the overall analysis of the cost/benefit tradeoffs for reducing the energy consumption of the domestic commercial air transportation system. A follow-on study was performed to assess the potential of an advanced turboprop transport aircraft concept. To provide a valid basis for comparison, an equivalent turbofan transport aircraft concept incorporating equal technology levels was also derived. The aircraft as compared on the basis of weight, size, fuel utilization, operational characteristics and costs.
- A Summary Report is also available from NTIS, N 77-15008/4ST.
Lockheed-California Company2555 North Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA USA 91505
- HOPKINS, J P
- Publication Date: 1976-8
- Pagination: 331 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation; Aircraft; Alternatives analysis; Benefit cost analysis; Civil aircraft; Civil aviation; Cost effectiveness; Energy conservation; Fuel consumption; Operating costs; Supersonic transport planes; Tables (Data); Turbofan engines; Turboprop engines; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft design
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Energy; Environment; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00155027
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-137926 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: NAS2-8612
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM