ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF UTILITY AIRCRAFT CRASHWORTHINESS

This paper is the report of an analysis of the economic benefits of providing crashworthiness improvements within future Army utility helicopters. The analysis was performed for use in the Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis (COEA) for the Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS). The analysis baseline is all UH-1H major aircraft accidents from January 1972 through December 1975. Major accident rates and losses due to accidents are derived for each COEA candidate aircraft. Losses are projected for a twenty year period of peacetime operation. Projections are derived based on each candidate's design features and the effectiveness of these features under the particular conditions in each UH-1H accident. Recommendations are made regarding use of accident losses within the UTTAS COEA and future similar studies. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hicks, J E
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USAAAVS-TR-76-2 Tech Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM