NASA TECHNICAL RESEARCH: CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE GENERAL AVIATION FIELD

In 1973 NASA set up the General Aviation Technology Office, a special bureau whose mission was to undertake research in the general aviation field in order to keep future design technology at the highest possible level. The Agency is investigating areas that relate to practically all the problems of contemporary design, whether in the areas of safety, environmental protection or performance improvement. During the past year, NASA research endeavours have involved investigation of advanced airfoils, integrated avionics systems and procedures for obtaining significant fuel economy. This article specifically covers NASA's effort in the field of stall/spin recovery techniques, light aircraft crashworthiness, new airofoil development, propulsion avionics, environmental protection cross-wind landings, and research on rotor blades.

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 63-65
  • Serial:
    • Interavia
    • Volume: 33
    • Publisher: Jane's Information Group
    • ISSN: 0020-5168

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173835
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Interavia
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM