An economic assessment of STOL aircraft potential including terminal area environmental considerations, Volume 1
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1974 - Business & Economics - 124 pages
The results of an economic and environmental study of short haul airline systems using short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft are presented. The STOL system characteristics were optimized for maximum patronage at a specified return on investment, while maintaining noise impact compatibility with the terminal area. Supporting studies of aircraft air pollution and hub airport congestion relief were also performed. The STOL concept specified for this study was an Augmentor Wing turbofan aircraft having a field length capability of 2,000 ft. and an effective perceived noise level of 95 EPNdB at 500 ft. sideline distance. An economic and environmental assessment of the defined STOL system and a summary of the methodology, STOL system characteristics and arena characteristics are provided.
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100 Total Air 1980 Travel Demand 50-passenger air travelers aircraft noise aircraft operations airfields airframe airline Angeles aviation Boston BTPR California Corridor CAR CTOL BUS Chicago Chicago-New York city pairs congestion Corridor and Midwest CTOL BUS RAIL CTOL GROUND CURRENT CTOL Daily Person Trips Detroit economic viability emissions engine extended range flight path High-Speed Rail hub airports India Basin intercity Meigs Field Midwest Triangle modal split NASA NOISE BUFFER ZONE noise impact Northeast Corridor Number of STOL NV NV NV origin and destination peak-hour passengers percent Philadelphia port-related IOC PROGRAM Range Aircraft Region Port Locations return on investment runway Sacramento San Diego San Francisco Secaucus Selected STOL System short haul statute miles STOL aircraft STOL demand STOL fare STOL Net Change STOL operations STOL patronage STOL Service Paths STOL system characteristics STOL With STOL STOLport takeoff terminal area traffic turbofan V/STOL vehicle capacity W/O STOL Washington