THE DEMAND FOR INTERCITY PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION BY VTOL AIRCRAFT. VOLUME 1: SUMMARY AND METHOD
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV
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Aircraft demand and cost functions were estimated for six types of VTOL aircraft conventional helicopter, compound helicopter, tilt rotor, tilt wing, stowed rotor, and fan or jet lift. From these functions total aircraft profit or loss as a function of the number of aircraft produced was calculated. Results were calculated for the 90 seat size of all six types in addition, 30, 60, 120 and 150 seat sizes were analyzed for the fan or jet lift type. The aircraft demand was calculated separately for each domestic city pair and then summed to obtain total domestic demand. The domestic demand was then increased by a constant ratio to account for export sales. Demand is based on air traffic for 1985, the estimated final year of production for these first generation intercity VTOL aircraft. Volume III presents generalized aircraft demand by city pair as a function of VTOL aircraft fare, block time and number of seats. With these data, the user of the report can determine the demand for any VTOL passenger transport design.
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