The similarities and disparities between commercial and military payloads, design features, missions, and transport aircraft are enumerated. Two matrices of civil/military transport aircraft designs were evaluated to determine the most cost effective payloads for a projected commercial route structure and air freight market. The probability of this market developing and the prospects for alternate route structures and freight markets are evaluated along with the possible impact on the aircraft designs. Proposals to stimulate the market and increase the viability of the common aircraft concept are reviewed and the possible impact of higher cargo demand on prospects for common civil/military freighters is postulated. The implications of planned advanced technology developments on the aircraft performance and cost are also considered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conf-Presented at 1978 Sae Intern. Air Transportation Meeting, Boston, 3 May 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Langley Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hampton, VA  United States  23665
  • Authors:
    • Jobe, C E
    • Noggle, L W
    • Whitehead, AHJ
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-78724, REPT-791-40-13-01
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM