THE DOMESTIC AIR FREIGHT INDUSTRY AND INTRODUCTION OF LARGE SUBSONIC TRANSPORTS,
ANALYTIC SERVICES INC FALLS CHURCH VA
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Background information is presented on the characteristics and future trends of the U. S. domestic air freight industry. The domestic air freight industry is a transportation system composed of both surface and air links, each performing functions in the movement of commodities from origin to destination. Examination is made of the component functions of the system, its organizational elements and major customer service patterns, and coordination among the elements. The general industry characteristics considered include air freight traffic, and the attitudes, plans, and equipment of certificated passenger-cargo and all-cargo airlines with a high volume of air freight. The air freight forwarders are described, as are other important contributors to the operation and development of the industry. Representative forecasts of domestic air freight growth are given, and the industrys efforts to improve its service and meet the anticipated demand are discussed. The planned large subsonic jet transports Boeing Model 747 and Lockheed L-500 series are discussed and their availability, general characteristics, economic performance, and the airlines apparent preferences for various versions are presented.
- Commercial and General Aviation
- Economics and Cost Analysis