Accession Number:

ADA061795

Title:

Economic Benefits of Utility Aircraft Crashworthiness.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY AGENCY FOR AVIATION SAFETY FORT RUCKER ALA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This paper is the report of an analysis of the economic benefits of providing crashworthiness improvements within future Army utility helicopters. The analysis was performed for use in the Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis COEA for the Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System UTTAS. The analysis baseline is all UH-1H major aircraft accidents from January 1972 through December 1975. Major accident rates and losses due to accidents are derived for each COEA candidate aircraft. Losses are projected for a twenty year period of peacetime operation. Projections are derived based on each candidates design features and the effectiveness of these features under the particular conditions in each UH-1H accident. Recommendations are made regarding use of accident losses within the UTTAS COEA and future similar studies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Transport Aircraft
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE