THE ECONOMICS OF SHORT-SHORT HAUL

THE COMPETITIVENESS OF A PROJECTED STOL NETWORK SERVING NINE COMMUTER PORTS IN THE DETROIT REGION IS DISCUSSED. FACTORS FIGURING IN AN EVALUATION OF THE FEASIBILITY OF SUCH A NETWORK ARE CITED, SUCH AS ESTIMATED DEMAND FOR SERVICE, NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT REQUIRED, AND MAINTENANCE COSTS. THE PROPOSED STOL NETWORK IS COMPARED FROM THE ECONOMIC STANDPOINT WITH THE BART RAIL SYSTEM WHICH IS IN OPERATION IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA AND WITH THE VTOL SYSTEM OF A BOEING STUDY SET N THE BAY AREA. SOME RELEVANT DATA CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF PACIFIC SOUTHWEST AIRLINES ARE CITED AS LENDING SUPPORT TO ESTIMATES MADE FOR URBAN STOLS. DOC AND IOC COMPARISONS ARE MADE BETWEEN VARIOUS MODES OF SHORT-HAUL URBAN AIR TRANSPORT, INCLUDING THE BOEING VTOL AND THE LOCKHEED STOL. /IAA/

  • Authors:
    • STOUT, E G
    • Vaughn, L A
  • Publication Date: 1971-12

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  • Accession Number: 00202310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM