It is urged that a mass air transportation system be developed by increasing the number of VTOL aircraft and VTOLPORTS. Bottlenecks are foreseen in the air control system that relies on conventional takeoff and landing aircraft (CTOL); of particular concern is the unlikelihood, due partly to environmental considerations, that new airports suitable for large CTOL aircraft will be constructed in the near future. Procedures for increasing existing airport capacity are examined, and IFR helicopter operations are discussed. A program for expanding VTOL use is proposed; goals include federal aid for air transportation and subsides to V/STOL manufacturers.

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  • Pagination: p. 389-393

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM