An Analysis of Fuel Conserving Operational Procedures and Design Modifications for Bomber/Transport Aircraft. Volume I. Executive Summary.
Final rept. 7 Jun 76-7 Jul 78,
DYNAMICS RESEARCH CORP WILMINGTON MASS SYSTEMS DIV
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Various proposed improvements in the design and operational procedures for bombertransport aircraft are evaluated. The evaluation is performed in terms of the estimated savings in fuel consumption and in Direct Operating Cost DOC. As an aid in the evaluation of design modifications, graphs of fuel and DOC savings as a function of the design parameters are developed. Author These graphs are based on actual mission trajectory data rather than some type trajectory profile. The actual mission data is presented in terms of histograms which provide statistical information concerning altitude, air speed, take-off weight, landing weights, and mission time. Separate analyses are performed on the following aircraft the B-52G, the B-52H, the KC-135, the C-141, the C-130, and the C-5A. Author
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