It is noted that wide changes of aircraft design criteria can affect costs in areas connected with the pure aircraft engineering and operational environment. Presently, there is some danger that fully automated landings (which require increased runway lengths) are increasingly the importance of landing criteria over that of take-off as the critical runway length requirement. This, together with the effect of the antenna height of some aircraft receiving equipment, results in further increase in total requirements. Coordination of these matters is necessary to ensure that they are taken into account in the early stages of aircraft design. Further areas in which economies could be achieved are discussed. These include: the standardization of maximum turn radi; aircraft wheel loadings; automatic landing and automatic braking research which could lead to higher runway utilization and reduction of the number of fast turnoffs; design of parking areas--future aircraft design should allow for simply push-out operation with existing equipment; nosed-in, adjacent parking of aircraft; the location of aircraft passenger doors; baggage handling which affects apron design and parking; and commissary loading positions. The need is indicated for standardization related to fuelling points, as well as the need for effective cooperation between aircraft constructors, airline operators and airport authorities on design matters which could affect costs.

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    Royal Aeronautical Society

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  • Authors:
    • Read, R A
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 535-538
  • Serial:
    • Aeronautical Journal
    • Volume: 75
    • Issue Number: 728
    • Publisher: Royal Aeronautical Society
    • ISSN: 0001-9240

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155724
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM