SST AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. PART 3. CONTRACTOR'S REPORTS. B. COST PERFORMANCE
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WASHINGTON DC
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The study was directed to the development of cost estimating relations CERs to predict the costs of the Supersonic Transport SST and competing current and advanced subsonic transports. The CERs developed relate cost to physical, performance, and operational characteristics of the aircraft system and cover research and development R and D costs, investment costs, and both direct and indirect operating costs. The basic method used to develop the CERs consisted of multivariate regression analysis of historical data on similar systems. The equations so developed were modified to extend their applicability to SST physical characteristics and operating points. The report also summarizes the results of a study to develop aircraft system performance-cost relationships. Cost estimating relationships CERs were constructed to cover development R and D costs, production investment costs and airline operating costs direct and indirect. Primary emphasis in application will be on supersonic aircraft designs proposed by airframe and engine manufacturers on 1 November 1964.
- Transport Aircraft
- Economics and Cost Analysis