COMMERCIAL STOL -- THE AIRPLANE, THE AIRPORT
On the assumption that further building of large airports will be denied the paper examines the scope for upgrading the efficiency of existing terminals by the addition of short runways within their boundaries. It is found that runways of about 2000 feet in length can frequently be placed so as to avoid interference with existing flight paths, particularly when account is taken of the compact maneuvering capability of typical short-field aircraft. This blend of land availability and existing airplane types is proposed as an economically viable near term relief to terminal congestion.
- For Meeting held May 1-4, 1978.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Davy, MCW
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: 8 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Airport runways; Airports; Intermodal terminals; STOL aircraft; Structural design; Traffic congestion; VTOL aircraft
- Uncontrolled Terms: Airport design
- Old TRIS Terms: Short takeoff aircraft; Terminal congestion; Terminal design
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Pavements; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00184004
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780520
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM