ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE SHORT-HAUL TRANSPORT.
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH CORP BOSTON MASS
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The report presents the research methodology, findings and conclusions regarding the determination of the economically optimum seating capacity for an aircraft to be used by the domestic local service air carriers over their less dense routes during the 1970-1980 time period. The study also estimates the number of such aircraft which will be required. The basic input data for the study were one months actual reported operation in complete detail as to schedules, passenger loads, aircraft utilization and all other significant operating considerations for each of the 13 local service carriers. Operational simulation techniques were employed to generate and evaluate alternative solutions. Although there was found to be a variation of from 16 to 30 seats in capacity from carrier to carrier, the study indicates that a 20-seat aircraft will provide optimum economic operating results on an industry-wide basis. The study estimates that by 1975 the local service industry could economically justify approximately 300 to 500 units depending on variations in assumed aircraft hourly utilization, equipment mix, reasonably attainable system load factor and block speed. Author
- Transport Aircraft
- Economics and Cost Analysis