A consideration of how designing specifically for fuel efficiency could affect the aircraft industry. Several design improvements are feasible. Airframe improvements could result in a fuel efficiency increase of 20 to 30 percent over the next decade, and other improvements could result in a saving of up to 40 percent. Such design details could overcome noise problems in the concorde and give about 50 percent fuel efficiency improvement by 1985. Greater fuel efficiency may encourage airlines to pay more for aircraft and this will help manufacturers face escalating launch costs for new aircraft.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wilkinson, K M
  • Publication Date: 1976-1-31

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 227
  • Serial:
    • Flight International
    • Volume: 109
    • Issue Number: 3490
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0015-3710

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170859
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: European Conference of Ministers of Transport
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM