Accession Number:

ADP006257

Title:

Application of Civil Air Transport Technology to Military Airlift,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DORNIER G M B H FRIEDRICHSHAFEN (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Due to a strong market demand and competition the civil passenger aircraft have improved considerably in performance and operating cost in the last 30 years. These improvements were achieved mainly by progress in technology. Comparable improvements were not reached in military airlift. The military transport aircraft in operation today are of older design. Civil and military transport technologies are identical to a large extent. Therefore, application of the advanced civil transport technology to a new military transport aircraft promises a leap in performance improvements and operating cost reduction. Moreover, changes in tasks and requirements can be incorporated in a new design. The example of an advanced medium transport aircraft shows promising indications of the improvements which are possible by applying civil transport technology and encourages further investigations.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE