An assessment is presented of three separate programs that have incorporated advanced technology into the design of long-range passenger and cargo aircraft. The first technology centers around the use of a span-loaded cargo aircraft with the payload distributed along the wing. The second technology is the application of laminar flow control to the aircraft to reduce the aerodynamic drag. The last program evaluates the production of alternate aircraft fuels from coal and the use of liquid hydrogen as an aircraft fuel. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conf-Presented at 35TH Ann. Conf. Of the Soc. Of Allied Weight Engr., Inc., Philadelphia, 24-26 May 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Langley Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hampton, VA  United States  23665
  • Authors:
    • Schrader, O E
  • Publication Date: 1976-5-24

Media Info

  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-X-73921
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM