Accession Number : ADP006262

Title :   FIMA and EUROFLAG: Progress in Meeting Military Airlift and FLA Requirements for the 21st Century,

Corporate Author : BRITISH AEROSPACE (COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT) LTD WOODFORD (UNITED KINGDOM) AIRLINE S DIV

Personal Author(s) : Empson, D. K.

Report Date : DEC 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The paper reviews progress made initially by the Future International Military Airlifter (FIMA) Group and, since 1989, by its successor the European Future Large Aircraft Group (EUROFLAG), in studying the potential for development of a collaborative programme to satisfy airlift requirements for the 21st century. EUROFLAG studies indicate that future military transport and other FLA designs based on mid-1990s, modern but proven technology standards, can provide a greatly enhanced airlift capability at significantly lower fleet life cycle costs and with major manpower savings compared with aircraft in service today. These attributes are important in a world climate of shrinking defence budgets, growing manpower shortages develop and manufacture such aircraft is seen as the most economical way for air forces to obtain the operational required at the lowest cost.

Descriptors :   AIR FORCE, AIRCRAFT, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, CLIMATE, COSTS, GLOBAL, INTERNATIONAL, LOW COSTS, MANPOWER, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MILITARY OPERATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, SAVINGS, SHORTAGES, STANDARDS, TRANSPORT SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE