THE FUTURE OF SHORT HAUL AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

A DISCUSSION IS PRESENTED OF THE EXISTING POTENTIAL FOR INTRODUCING NEW FORMS OF AIR TRANSPORTATION TO PROVIDE IMPROVED SERVICES FOR THE SHORT HAUL INTERCITY PASSENGER OVER DISTANCES FROM 100 TO 250 MILES IN COMPETITION WITH LOWER COST GROUND MODES. CAREFUL DESIGN IS FELT TO BE THE ESSENTIAL PREREQUISITE TO THE SUCCESSFUL INTRODUCTION OF SUCH SERVICES. SYSTEM TIMES AND COSTS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN AIRCRAFT COSTS. COMMUNITY ACCEPTANCE OF NEW AIRPORTS AT DESIRABLE LOCATIONS REQUIRES SATISFACTORY NOISE PERFORMANCE FROM THE AIRCRAFT. A LESS NOISY AIRCRAFT WHICH IS SLOWER AND MORE EXPENSIVE MAY BE PART OF A FASTER, LESS EXPENSIVE COMPLETE SYSTEM OF AIRCRAFT AND AIRPORTS. GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP IS ESSENTIAL FOR CREATING POLICIES AND PROGRAMS FOSTERING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE NEW FORMS OF AIR TRANSPORTATION. /IAA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cong Intl Cncl Aero Sci /Neth

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  • Authors:
    • Simpson, R N
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 72-16 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM