COST/BENEFIT TRADEOFFS FOR REDUCING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF THE COMMERCIAL AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

The fuel saving potential and cost effectiveness of numerous operational and technical options proposed for reducing the fuel consumption of the U.S. commercial airline fleet was examined and compared. The impact of the most promising fuel conserving options on fuel consumption, passenger demand, operating costs and airline profits when implemented in the U.S. domestic and international airline fleets was determined. A forecast estimate was made of the potential fuel savings achievable in the U.S. scheduled air transportation system. Specifically, the means for reducing the jet fuel consumption of the U.S. scheduled airlines in domestic and international passenger operations were investigated. A design analysis was made of two turboprop aircraft as possible fuel conserving derivatives of the DC-9-30.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Douglas Aircraft Company, Incorporated

    3855 Lakewood Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA  USA  90801
  • Authors:
    • KRAUS, E F
    • Vanabkoude, J C
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-137925 Summ Rpt., MDC-J7340
  • Contract Numbers: NAS2-8618
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM