Accession Number : AD0657330

Title :   ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS OF ESTABLISHING AN ALL-WEATHER V/STOL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

Personal Author(s) : Del Balzo,Joseph M.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : The need and potential of an aircraft having vertical and/or short take off and landing capability (V/STOL) is considered. The technical and economic feasibility of establishing an all weather V/STOL transportation system is explored. Traffic forecasts for the V/STOL for the years 1968 through 1980 are postulated. The enroute, terminal, and approach and landing navigation system requirements for the V/STOL are analyzed. Anticipated operating costs and revenue, based on an analysis of the New York-Boston air shuttle route, are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HELICOPTERS, ALL WEATHER AVIATION), (*AIR TRANSPORTATION, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), ECONOMICS, NAVIGATION, SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, AIR TRAFFIC, AIRPORTS, COSTS

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      V/STOL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE