STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF CRUISE SPEED ON SCHEDULING AND PRODUCTIVITY OF COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

A comparison is made between airplane productivity and utilization levels derived from commercial airline type schedules which were developed for two subsonic and four supersonic cruise speed aircraft. The cruise speed component is the only difference between the schedules which are based on 1995 passenger demand forecasts. Productivity-to-speed relationships were determined for the three discrete route systems: North Atlantic, Trans-Pacific, and North-South America. Selected combinations of these route systems were also studied. Other areas affecting the productivity-to-speed relationship such as aircraft design range and scheduled turn time were examined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Subm-Prepared in Cooperation with Trans World Airlines, Inc., Kansas City, Mo. and Braniff International.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

    2555 North Hollywood Way
    Burbank, CA  USA  91503
  • Authors:
    • Bond, E Q
    • Carroll, E A
    • Flume, R A
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-145189 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NAS1-14435
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM