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V/STOL Transport Aircraft for Air Cargo Operations
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1965 by SAE International in United States
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This paper presents a discussion of the potential of V/STOL transport aircraft for air cargo operations. The value of alternative V/STOL systems, each having a distinctive combination of airplane operating ground rules, route structure, and terminal location, is considered relative to freight market requirements, existent transit systems, airline profitability, and shipper cost/benefit. A significant dollar savings is shown to accrue from shipment via V/STOL aircargo. And the opportunities for private enterprise in aircraft operation and terminal design and construction are noted.