ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS OF ESTABLISHING AN ALL-WEATHER V/STOL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
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The need and potential of an aircraft having vertical andor short take off and landing capability VSTOL is considered. The technical and economic feasibility of establishing an all weather VSTOL transportation system is explored. Traffic forecasts for the VSTOL for the years 1968 through 1980 are postulated. The enroute, terminal, and approach and landing navigation system requirements for the VSTOL are analyzed. Anticipated operating costs and revenue, based on an analysis of the New York-Boston air shuttle route, are presented. Author