It's time to reinvent the general aviation airplane
- Stengel, Robert F.
- Apr 1, 1988.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
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- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available. and Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Current designs for general aviation airplanes have become obsolete, and avenues for major redesign must be considered. New designs should incorporate recent advances in electronics, aerodynamics, structures, materials, and propulsion. Future airplanes should be optimized to operate satisfactorily in a positive air traffic control environment, to afford safety and comfort for point-to-point transportation, and to take advantage of automated manufacturing techniques and high production rates. These requirements have broad implications for airplane design and flying qualities, leading to a concept for the Modern Equipment General Aviation (MEGA) airplane. Synergistic improvements in design, production, and operation can provide a much needed fresh start for the general aviation industry and the traveling public. In this investigation a small four place airplane is taken as the reference, although the proposed philosophy applies across the entire spectrum of general aviation.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19880014342., Accession ID: 88N23726., and NASA, Langley Research Center, Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1986; p 81-105.
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