The short haul (less than 500 miles) passenger enplanements represent about 50% of the total domestic enplanements. These can be distinguished by the annual passenger flow for a given city pair and classified into low, medium, and high-density markets. NASA studies have investigated various advanced short haul aircraft concepts that have potential application in these market areas. Although advanced operational techniques impact all market densities, advanced vehicle design concepts such as RTOL, STOL, and VTOL have the largest impact in the high density markets. The results of NASA-sponsored high-density short haul air transportation systems studies are summarized, and NASA-sponsored advanced VTOL conceptual aircraft design studies are reviewed. Trends in vehicle characteristics and operational requirements are indicated in addition to economic suitability and impact on the community.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Galloway, T L
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 15-34
  • Serial:
    • Acta Astronautica
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 1-2
    • Publisher: Pergamon Press, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172795
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM