Accession Number : ADA304556

Title :   Composite Structures for Commercial Transport Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Vosteen, Louis F.

PDF Url : ADA304556

Report Date : JUN 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The Aircraft Energy Efficiency (ACEE) program was established to refine and demonstrate in operational and production environments, technological improvements in engines, aerodynamics, electronics, and structures that could significantly improve the fuel efficiency of commercial transport aircraft. As part of the ACEE program, major development programs were instituted with the U.S. commercial transport builders, Boeing, Douglas, and Lockheed. The purpose of the program is to develop the technology and confidence that will enable the builders to commit to extensive use of composite structure on future transport aircraft. Six components, three secondary, and three primary structures, are presently under development. The six components are described along with the key features of the composite designs and their projected weight savings.

Descriptors :   *COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *GRAPHITE EPOXY COMPOSITES, ELECTRONICS, PRODUCTION, ENERGY, EFFICIENCY, FUEL CONSUMPTION, AVIATION FUELS, WEIGHT REDUCTION, AERODYNAMICS.

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Commercial and General Aviation
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE