There are several ways in which the fuel consumption of the civil air transportation fleet can be reduced. These range from changes in the cruise altitude and speed of current aircraft, to the development of new, far-term aircraft designs employing advanced, currently undeveloped technology by which minimum fuel consumption can be achieved. In the study reported, primary consideration was given to decreasing fuel consumption by the design of a new, near-term aircraft; i. e. a design which employs existing technology and which could be introduced into the fleet by 1980. To represent a far-term aircraft, the effect of using a composite material wing was also investigated.

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    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Ardema, M D
    • Harper, M
    • SMITH, C L
    • Waters, M H
    • Williams, L J
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

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  • Accession Number: 00152862
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM