Accession Number : AD0443452


Title :   AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST SOUTH PASADENA CA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LABS


Personal Author(s) : Waldo, Richard K ; Mitchell, George J , Jr ; Tilton, Peter D ; Bricker, Herbert A


Report Date : Aug 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : Section II provides a summary of the major findings and conclusions of the study. Section III contains the estimates of potential Free-World traffic available to the SST's. In Section IV, estimates of the direct operating costs of the various aircraft concepts are developed and compared. Section V provides a comparative analysis of the profitability potential of alternative SST concepts. In Section VI, the SST traffic potential is translated into estimates of the Free-World market for the SST in general and for U.S.-built SST's in particular in the light of the cost and profitability findings. Section VII, the final section, is an assessment of possible requirements for government support of a U.S. SST program and of the forms in which such support might be made available. Appendixes A and B provide additional background information on the aircraft market analysis and the direct operating cost analysis, respectively. Appendix C is a summarization of the findings of the Air Passenger Survey conducted by the Institute. (Author)


Descriptors :   *JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , *AIR TRANSPORTATION , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT , COMMERCE , AIR TRAFFIC , ECONOMICS , COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT , OPERATION , MAINTENANCE , AIRFRAMES , ALUMINUM , STEEL , TITANIUM


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE