FUEL CONSERVATION MERITS OF ADVANCED TURBOPROP TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

The advantages of a propfan powered aircraft for the commercial air transportation system were assessed by the comparison with an equivalent turbofan transport. Comparisons were accomplished on the basis of fuel utilization and operating costs, as well as aircraft weight and size. Advantages of the propfan aircraft, concerning fuel utilization and operating costs, were accomplished by considering: (1) incorporation of propfan performance and acoustic data; (2) revised mission profiles (longer design range and reduction in; and cruise speed) (3) utilization of alternate and advanced technology engines.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lockheed-California Company

    2555 North Hollywood Way
    Burbank, CA  United States  91505
  • Authors:
    • Revell, J D
    • Tullis, R H
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 154 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-152096 Final Rpt., LR-28283
  • Contract Numbers: NAS2-8612
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM