Accession Number : AD0697678

Title :   SUMMARY OF CURRENT ECONOMIC STUDIES OF THE UNITED STATES SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT.

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The three studies discussed in the report provide a range in their base case 1990 market estimates for the SST under sonic boom restrictions from 500 to 800 airplanes. The low market estimate of 500 SST's, the FAA base case, is sufficient to enable the Government to recover all of its investment for development and construction of two prototypes plus a small return. The basic conclusion is that the program is not only economically viable but reasonably profitable to all participants over a wide range of assumptions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, *ECONOMICS), (*JET TRANSPORT PLANES, *COMMERCIAL PLANES), AIR TRAFFIC, AIR TRANSPORTATION, AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, PREDICTIONS, SONIC BOOM, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Civilian Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE