APPLICATIONS OF ADVANCED V/STOL AIRCRAFT CONCEPTS TO CIVIL UTILITY MISSIONS, VOLUME 1
The suitability of advanced V/STOL aircraft to civil utility applications was assessed for offshore oil support, forest fire support, transport, and humanitarian missions. The aircraft concepts considered were a lift fan aircraft, a tilt rotor aircraft, and an advanced helicopter. All the aircraft had a design payload of 2,268 kg. (5,000 lb.) with the maximum range varying from 2,224 km. (1,800 nm) for the lift fan STOL to 1,482 km (800 nm) for the advanced helicopter. The analysis of these missions considered such factors as aircraft performance, annual utilization, initial cost, and operating cost. It is concluded that all the advanced V/STOL aircraft concepts generally performed these missions better than contemporary aircraft. The lift fan aircraft and the tilt rotor aircraft were found to be effective for the offshore oil and the forest fire support missions. The lift fan aircraft in the VTOL mode was also found to be very attractive for the executive transport mission where the passenger time value was $30/hr. or more.
Aerospace Corporation2350 East El Sequdo Boulevard
El Sequndo, CA USA 90245
- Publication Date: 1977-2
- Pagination: 158 p.
- TRT Terms: Civil aviation; Forest fires; Helicopters; Lift fans; Offshore platforms; Operating costs; Rotors; Search and rescue operations; Tiltrotor aircraft; Utility aircraft; V/STOL aircraft
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Bridges and other structures; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00166206
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-151987 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM