AN ECONOMIC STUDY OF SUPERSONIC TRANSPORTS.
Summary volume for Jul-Dec 58.
PLANNING RESEARCH CORP LOS ANGELES CALIF
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The report provides an unclassified summary of the economic study of supersonic transports. All references to classified or proprietary data in the original report have been removed. The economic study was undertaken to fulfill three principal objectives 1 To perform a comparative economic analysis of reciprocating, high speed subsonic turbine and supersonic as presently conceived in the 1960-1970 time period transport aircraft both in the military system and in commerical airline operations. 2 To provide a preliminary analysis of the value of speed to the military logistics system. 3 To provide a preliminary forecast as to the potential demand for supersonic transports in the domestic and world-wide commercial markets. In order to perform the comparative economic analysis objective I, it was necessary to develop a cost methodology for estimating direct and indirect operating costs of reciprocating, high speed subsonic turbine and supersonic transport aircraft both in the military system and in commercial airline operation. Thus, a fourth objective was accomplished and a military and commercial cost estimating methodology was provided to assist in evaluating transport aircraft. Author