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.
- Prepared for SAE Meeting, 29 November-2 December 1976.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Vaughan, J
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Air cargo; Aircraft; Emergencies; Equipment; Forecasting; Military aircraft; Military airlift; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft design
- Old TRIS Terms: Airlift operations
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Freight Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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