Accession Number:

AD0604934

Title:

CARGO DENSITY VARIATIONS: A CHALLENGE TO AIR TRANSPORT,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1955-08-24

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

It is shown that cargo densities, and particularly variations in cargo density from flight to flight, are important in many phases of air transportation. These variations affect the matching of airlift capabilities with airlift requirements the designing of transport aircraft the selecting of aircraft for a fleet the routing of aircraft and the allocating of airlift. It is emphasized that cargo densities vary considerably from flight to flight and from route to route. When one thinks and plans in terms of some average density, as if cargo densities were always the same, one runs the risk of making wrong decisions and promoting inefficiency. In many instances these mistakes can be avoided and examples are given of how better estimates and decisions might sometimes be reached. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE