Accession Number : ADA183155

Title :   General Aviation Aircraft Utilization in the Construction Industry.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Femling, Gary W

PDF Url : ADA183155

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : This research revealed that general aviation aircraft are a useful tool in the construction industry. Many construction companies employ aircraft in the performance of their daily operations and business. The following uses, in order of frequency of reported use, were: Executive mobility, Site investigation, Personnel transport, Parts & equipment expediting, Photo & observation platform, and Heavy lift operations. Of these, the first five fall generally in the construction support function while the last is the only direct construction operational use identified for GA aircraft. The type of projects for which aircraft are most often reported being used includes highway, dam and heavy earthwork projects. The predominant type of aircraft being used was the multi-engine airplane f ollowed in frequency by the single-engine airplane and then the helicopter.

Descriptors :   *CONSTRUCTION, *CIVIL AVIATION, *AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, AIRCRAFT, DAILY OCCURRENCE, EARTHWORK, EXECUTIVE ROUTINES, FREQUENCY, HELICOPTERS, INDUSTRIES, MOBILITY, PERSONNEL, SITES, THESES, TRANSPORT

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE