FUTURE AIR CARGO TRANSPORT--CAN TECHNOLOGY MEET THE CHALLENGES?

This article reports a recent air cargo study, discusses aircraft developments to meet near term needs, considers far term needs, and comments on the cost of advanced aircraft. The Cargo Logistics Airlift System Study by McDonnell Douglas, which predicted continued growth rates for air cargo transport, sought to characterize current air cargo operations, to survey shippers to determine nature of demand, to develop commodity characteristics leading to high eligibility for air transport, and to identify research and technology requirements. The DC-10 with increased freight efficiency, the DC-10 which meets increased passenger demand, the DC-9 super 80 which meets present and future noise requirements are among those described. The prototype YC-15 STOL cargo carrier, and the nose-loading freighter "Nation Builder" are two of the more advanced types discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Civil Aviation Organization

    Attn: Document Sales Unit, 999 University Street
    Montreal, PQ  Canada  H3C 5H7
  • Authors:
    • Kehe, R N
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 21-25
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ICAO Bulletin, Public Information Office
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM