Accession Number:

ADA239471

Title:

Progress in Military Airlift: The Flight Mechanics Panel Symposium Held in Lisbon, Portugal on 28-31 May 1990 (Les Progres Realises dans le Domaine du Transport Aerien Militaire)

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

306.0

Abstract:

Military transport aircraft and helicopters will continue to be of increasing importance in future military operations. Due to economic constraints, military transport aircraft technology has not received the same level of attention that has been directed, for example, to combat aircraft. In- service fleets of transport aircraft are also becoming physically old and technically outdated, and are less and less capable of fulfilling the more demanding mission requirements. It was therefore considered important and timely to review this area and assess The present and perceived future military roles and requirements for airlift The developments in technology necessary to fulfill the requirements The extent to which technology developed for civil applications can enhance the capabilities of military transport aircraft and helicopters The kind of technology that can bring real cost reduction and It was also considered important to review the current and future development programmes in this field, and assess to what extent they embody the new technologies. A Symposium sponsored by the Flight Mechanics Panel of AGARD was seen as the best way of examining some of these aspects. The Symposium included sessions on operational experience and requirements cockpit design and aircrew performance specific technologies such as fuel, powerplant and aerodynamic design and a review of current and new programmes.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE