Summary and recommendations for the NASA/MIT Workshop on Short Haul Air Transport, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, August 1971
Author(s)Simpson, R. W.
Summary & recommendations NASA/MIT Workshop on Short Haul Air Transport
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Flight Transportation Laboratory
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Executive summary: A review is given of the material covered by the MIT/NASA Waterville Valley workshop which dealt with the institutional, socio-economic, operational, and technological problems associated with introducing new forms of short haul domestic air transportation. It was found that future air systems hold great potential in satisfying society's needs for a low noise, low landspace, high access, high speed, large network system for public travel over distances between 5 and 500 miles. Technology recommendations supported further development in each of the areas because of their importance to future short haul air systems. A recommendation was made for developing improved guidance and control systems for STOL and VTOL vehicles, and for a review of research and development needs in non-vehicle areas such as air traffic control, and metroport operations. The crucial issue for introducing new forms of short haul air transport was identified by the workshop as community acceptance of new airport/metroport ground facilities. An environmental statement and hearing are now required for federal investment in such facilities. It was concluded that quiet air systems were necessary (but not sufficient) for obtaining community approval.
October 1971Workshop ran from Mon., 2 Aug. to Fri., 27 Aug 1971
Cambridge, Mass. : Flight Transportation Laboratory, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
FTL report (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Flight Transportation Laboratory) ; R71-4
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