Accession Number : ADP002293

Title :   Cost Efficient on Board Power for Airline Operation,


Personal Author(s) : Mose,K.

Report Date : SEP 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This report provides a brief technical review of airline experience with Auxiliary Power Units (APU) as influenced by the fuel crisis. Typical APU design features and performance outputs, supplying bleed air and/or electrical power on board the airplane are described. The economic impact on APU operation due to fuel cost increase and high level of APU maintenance cost is discussed together with such airline remedies as fuel saving modification programs and reduction of APU operating time. Technical consequences and effects on operating procedures of using alternative power sources are examined with respect to system compatibility with on board power requirements and availability and necessary cost investments. Plans and practical approaches, aiming for optimized, cost efficient onboard power, as seen from an airline's point of view, are provided.

Descriptors :   *Power equipment, Auxiliary, Commercial aircraft, Onboard, Cost effectiveness, Electric power, Bleed systems, Air, Jet engine fuels, Maintenance, Commercial aviation, West Germany, Savings

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE