ADAPTATION FOR THE ECONOMY OR ADAPTATION FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION

ADAPTATION POUR L'ECONOMIE OU ADAPTION POUR L'ECONOMIE D'ENERGIE

Text from an opening lecture at the Paris Aeronautical Internation Congress, June 1977, is presented. The central argument is that optimization of aircraft design can not be based only on energy conservation, other factors being important. Several graphs are given referring to various technical and economical situations. The conclusions are that sound aircraft design must take into account factors or market competitivity and passenger's preferences, and that some logical energy conserving ideas are, for instance modern turboprop for mach 0.6/0.7; short/medium distances straight wing jet for mach 0.75; innovation either in systems or structure, permitting weight reduction, and optimization of air traffic for minimal energy expenditure.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 13th International Aeronautical Congress, Paris, 2-3 June 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association Aeronautique & Astronautique de France

    Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • LeComte, P
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AAAF-NT-77-23 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM