Advanced versions of commercial transport aircraft which are designed to begin service in the 1990 decade may well be fueled with liquid hydrogen. Studies have shown that liquid hydrogen offers significant advantages over jet fuel in aircraft applications. LH2-fueled aircraft are lighter, quieter, have smaller wing area, require shorter runways and minimize pollution. The advantage for hydrogen increases as the aircraft fuel requirement for the design mission increases. Using hydrogen as fuel in supersonic transport aircraft is particularly advantageous.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Brewer, G D
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00188566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM