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dc.contributor.authorSwan, William M.en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Flight Transportation Laboratoryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-06T22:05:58Z
dc.date.available2012-01-06T22:05:58Z
dc.date.issued1972en_US
dc.identifier13492984en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/68064
dc.descriptionJune 1972en_US
dc.descriptionAlso issued as an E.A.A. thesis in the Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1971en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 80-81)en_US
dc.description.abstractAircraft type, aircraft size, number of terminals, and degree of nonstop routing for a V/STOL transportation system in the Northeast Corridor are chosen by exploring a wide range of combinations. Helicopter and STOL aircraft from 20 to 200 seats are considered. From 15 to 20 total terminals were considered. Nonstop, one stop and two stop routings were used. A market model explores the response of a typical route to variations in these parameters. Demand response to the total trip cost, trip time, and frequency of service is measured by a modal split model. It is found that land costs and manoeuver times make STOL operations less attractive than VTOL. The system is found to be sensitive to indirect operating costs associated with ticketing and boarding. A small number of terminals is required. A 16 port system serving 10 cities using a 60 seat helicopter can carry 16% of the 1985 intercity traffic while charging the full costs to the user. The results were confirmed by a market by market analysis for the corridor.en_US
dc.format.extentv, 130 pen_US
dc.publisherCambridge, Mass. : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Flight Transportation Laboratory, [1972]en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFTL report (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Flight Transportation Laboratory) ; R72-2en_US
dc.subjectTransportationen_US
dc.subjectChoice of transportationen_US
dc.subjectAir travelen_US
dc.subjectMarket surveysen_US
dc.subjectMathematical modelsen_US
dc.subjectNortheastern Statesen_US
dc.subjectNortheast Corridoren_US
dc.titleThe choice of V/STOL transportation for the Northeast Corridoren_US
dc.title.alternativechoice of Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing transportation for the Northeast Corridoren_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US


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