Accession Number : AD0715223

Title :   Technical Feasibility of Floating Interim Manhattan STOLport.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : AMERICAN AIRLINES NEW YORK

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : The technical feasibility of a Floating Interim Manhattan STOLport, located in the Hudson River near W. 30th Street, is examined with regard to the suitability of the site for attaining unobstructed airspace protection surfaces, assuring freedom from interference with river navigation, and having minimal impact on the existing surface transportation network. The report presents an engineering anlysis and cost estimate of the floating structure, including facilities required in support of STOLport operations. The site is found to be suitable for a Floating Interim STOLport, and the most feasible floating structure would consist of a flight deck supported on interconnected Liberty Ship hulls. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRPORTS, FLOATING BODIES), (*SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, AIRPORTS), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, NEW YORK, RIVERS, SITE SELECTION, COSTS, FLIGHT DECKS, SHIP HULLS

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE