This paper investigates the impact of configuration considerations, mission requirements, and performance constraints on conceptual commuter aircraft designs. Emphasis is placed on direct comparisons between turbofan and turboprop powered aircraft in the 10-30 passenger class. The analysis is accomplished using a computerized aircraft synthesis model that stimulates the aircraft design and mission. The resulting conceptual aircraft are similar in size and performance regardless of engine type but the turboprop offers more mission flexibility.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Galloway, T L
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172780
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME 77-GT-36 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM