Influence of V/STOL Aircraft on Airport Design

by R. Dixon Speas,
Harry P. Schmidt,

Serial Information: Journal of the Aero-Space Transport Division, 1964, Vol. 90, Issue 2, Pg. 167-180

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Because in some categories of air transportation, V/STOL aircraft will be much more competitive with fixed wing aircraft in the future, they must be considered as a factor in airport design. The cost of V/STOL operations are decreasing, so that they can be considered for use on short-haul, high-traffic routes. Airports for V/STOL aircraft must be located near population centers, which makes them expensive and subject to criticism over the resulting noise.

Subject Headings: Aircraft and spacecraft | Airports and airfields | Noise pollution |

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