A NEW METHOD FOR ESTIMATING CURRENT AND FUTURE TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT OPERATING ECONOMICS. CONTRACTOR REPORT, JANUARY 1976-OCTOBER 1977

A methodology was developed by which the operating cost associated with variations in aircraft design and technology characteristics can be assessed. This methodology addresses aircraft related operating cost elements and is based on an in-depth examination of airline operating experiences and relevant operating data. The assessment method produces a base line estimate of the operating cost elements relating to such design specification features as seat capacity, avionic equipment, design range, and design definition features such as maximum takeoff gross weight, and number of engines. Means for determining the deviations from this base line of the design or technological difference at the specific ATA System level are provided. The methodology was applied to assess the operating cost of one potential future advanced technology transport aircraft. An analysis was included to show the relative sensitivity of the operating cost to design parameters. Areas of potential future research on operating cost related technologies are identified.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Airlines

    633 3rd Avenue
    New York, NY  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Pagination: 267 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175019
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-145190
  • Contract Numbers: NAS1-14284
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM