WHY THE NEW AIR FLEETS CHALLENGE THE DESIGNER

Because air transportation has become a mature industry, with both high promise and powerful constraints, its design engineers must exert their ingenuity on all elements of airplane-related operating costs. In particular, the designer must strive for efficiencies in aerodynamics and propulsion to reduce fuel consumption. Potential fuel rationing compounds the pressure on him to do so. He must also reduce engine emissions and minimize noise; laws now mandate this. Acting against the designer, moving him toward compromise, are the increasing costs of initial investment and the cost of capital.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Swihart, J M
    • Minnick, J I
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Accession Number: 00195050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM