COST/BENEFIT TRADE-OFFS FOR REDUCING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF COMMERCIAL AIR TRANSPORTATION (RECAT)

The RECAT study evaluated the opportunities for reducing the energy requirements of the U.S. domestic air passenger transport system through improved operational techniques, modified in-service aircraft, derivatives of current production models, or new aircraft using either current or advanced technology. Each of these fuel-conserving alternatives was investigated individually to test its potential for fuel conservation relative to a hypothetical baseline case in which current, in-production aircraft types are assumed to operate, without modification and with current operational techniques, into the future out to the year 2000. Consequently, while the RECAT results lend insight into the directions in which technology can best be pursued for improved air transport fuel economy, no single option studied in the RECAT program is indicative of a realistic future scenario. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    United Technologies Research Center

    400 Main Street
    East Hartford, CT  USA  06118
  • Authors:
    • GOBETZ, F W
    • LESHANE, A A
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-137878 Summ Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NAS2-8608
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM