THE SMALL AIRCRAFT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (SATS): RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS WITH THE NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

There is a growing need for efficient options for business and personal travel. Perhaps consumers will look to the five thousand small airports throughout the United States to alleviate their transportation problems. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is developing innovative solutions, one of which involves the expansion of the Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS). SATS will utilize technologically advanced small aircraft to transport travelers to and from rural and isolated communities. Additionally, this system will provide a safe alternative to the hub and spoke system, giving more time to more people through high-speed mobility and increased accessibility. The SATS researchers set a goal in 1999 to reduce public travel time by half in ten years and two-thirds in 25 years, and to accomplish this at equivalent highway system costs. The envisioned outcome is to increase "connectivity" between remote communities and transportation centers in urban areas by utilizing the nation's 5,400 public-use general aviation airports. Those working on the project have kept to this timeline and fully expect this goal to be accomplished.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Nebraska, Omaha

    Aviation Institute, 60th and Dodge Street
    Omaha, NE  United States  68182-0508
  • Authors:
    • Tarry, S C
    • Bowen, B D
    • Nickerson, J S
  • Publication Date: 2002-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00960115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UNOAI Report 02-7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2003 12:00AM