Application of Flight Performance Advisory Systems to U.S. Navy Aircraft,
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA
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The U.S. Navy, is currently investigating methods for improving the fuel efficiency of Navy aircraft. Fuel saving concepts include an aircraft integrated flight performance advisory system, a pre-flight mission planning program using a desk type computer and an aircraft performance advisory system using an HP-41 DV hand-held calculator. The integrated flight performance advisory system for the FA-18, the A-7E, and the S-3 are described in detail by reviewing the displayed outputs to the pilots and describing the required inputs and their sources. Features of each aircraft system are described in accordance with the development status of the program. The preflight mission planning program using an HP-9845 desktop computer is described for the P-3C aircraft. The approach to weather, takeoff and cruise are described by specifying input and output data. Sample displays are also shown. The hand-held HP-41 CV calculator used for flight performance predictions is described for takeoff and cruise flight modes of this aircraft.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Aircraft Operations