Design Options Study. Volume III. Qualitative Assessment.
LOCKHEED-GEORGIA CO MARIETTA
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The Advanced CivilMilitary Aircraft ACMA is envisioned as an advanced-technology cargo aircraft with the potential for fulfilling the needs of both military airlift and commercial air freight in the 1990s and beyond. The ultimate goal of the Design Options Study is the development of fundamental information regarding both the military and commercial cost and effectiveness implications of the most significant transport aircraft functional design features. This volume, the Qualitative Assessment of the Design Options Study Final Report, qualitatively assesses all functional design features and associated options that have a potential impact on militarycommercial commonality of the ACMA and recommends which should be subjected to more detailed analysis. Functional areas considered in the assessment include basic aircraft performance, ground interface, airfield compatibility, cargo compartment, inflight refueling, personnel accommodations, and militarycivil design criteria. Based on this assessment, the following features are recommended for more detailed analysis design payload, loadingunloading apertures, planform shape of cargo compartment, floor height, takeoff distancegear flotation, noise characteristicsengine-out climb gradient, cargo-envelope maximum height, passenger provisions, maximum structural payload, service-life specification, cargo compartment pressurization, and cargo accommodation provisions. Author
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