Accession Number : AD0652308

Title :   SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION. VOLUME I. COST ANALYSIS PROGRAM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH INC BETHESDA MD

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 307

Abstract : The report documents the results of a cost analysis directed to the determination of independent estimates for development and procurement costs of the proposed supersonic transport (SST). The analysis of these costs was undertaken in support of the SST competition and economic feasibility studies being conducted by the Federal Aviation Agency. Statistical regression techniques coupled with engineering/analog methods were employed to produce cost estimating relationships (CERs) for predicting SST costs. CERs were derived for predicting development and production costs of the airframe, engines, avionics, and aircraft servicing equipment of the proposed SST. The CERs have been exercised herein to compute the anticipated costs of procuring various quantities of SST aircraft. In addition, since the economic study is to examine the impact of competition with other aircraft, cost estimates were computed for the Boeing 707 and 747; the Douglas DC-8, DC-8-63, and DC-10; and the Anglo-French supersonic transport, Concorde. The study concludes with a comparison of SST costs as determined using the BAARINC/RMC relationships herein with those of the competing airframe and engine manufacturers.

Descriptors :   (*SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, *COSTS), (*AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION), MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, AIRFRAMES, ECONOMICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MONEY, AIRCRAFT ENGINES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE