Airline View of STOL System Requirements. Executive Summary Report.
AMERICAN AIRLINES NEW YORK
Conventional air and rail systems are incapable of providing needed short-haul service for the increased capacity requirements of the near future. Some improvements can be made but a new, integrated short-haul transportation system may be needed to supplement the present system. The complexity and magnitude of the problem require significant leadership and funding by the Federal Government. The airlines areas of concern include the aircraft, STOLports, ATC, marketing, safety, economics, and acceptance by passengers and STOLport neighbors. The paper addresses reduced takeoff and landing RTOL, propeller STOL transport PST, jet STOL transport JST, ATC, STOLport siting, route analysis, certification and safety, airline service requirements, economics, Metroflight demonstration need, STOLport acceptance, public demand stimulation and STOL development system management. Its purpose is to document an airlines views on as many STOL system implementation factors as possible at this time to provide for STOL system planners. Author