CHALLENGE FOR IMPROVED AIR CARGO CAPABILITY

The demands for large cargo airlift to the year 2000 are examined. The near and mid-term military needs require a substantial airlift improvement program. Mid-term emphasis must be for efficient, new civil capacity that can meet military emergency needs. The size of the air cargo business appears to still dictate use of a passenger derivative aircraft in this time period--rather than a dedicated air freighter. Military airlift commonality problems of loading heavy, outsize equipment must be resolved during the new aircraft design. The far-term airlift needs are for greater worldwide capability, which requires new technology and possibly a new aircraft configuration.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for SAE Meeting, 29 November-2 December 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Vaughan, J
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760883 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM