Accession Number : ADA237345
Title : Progress in Military Airlift (Les Progres Realises dans le Domaine du Transport Aerien Militaire)
Descriptive Note : Advisory rept.
Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
Personal Author(s) : Mary, F.
Report Date : MAY 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 26
Abstract : Although military transport aircraft and helicopter will continue to be of increasing importance in future military operations, military transport aircraft technology has not received the same level of attention that has been directed, for example, to combat aircraft. In-service fleets of transport aircraft are also becoming physically old and technically outdated, and are less and less capable of fulfilling the more demanding mission requirements. It was therefore important and timely to review the area of military airlift and assess: the present and perceived future military roles and requirements; the required developments in technology; the extent to which civil technology applications can enhance capability; technologies for real cost reduction; and to what extent the current and future development programmes in this field embody the new technologies. To accomplish this review and assessment, the Flight Mechanics Panel sponsored a Symposium on Progress in Military Airlift, held in Lisbon, Portugal from 28th to 31st May 1990. The Symposium included sessions on operational experience and requirements; cockpit design and aircrew performance; specific technologies such as fuel, powerplant and aerodynamic design; and a review of current and new programmes. This Technical Evaluation Report evaluates the presentations and discussions in each session, draws relevant conclusions, and makes recommendations for future activities in this area.
Descriptors : *HELICOPTERS , *AIR TRANSPORTATION , *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , SYMPOSIA , MILITARY AIRCRAFT , COCKPITS , FLIGHT CREWS , AIRCRAFT ENGINES , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , MECHANICS , MISSIONS , AVIATION FUELS , COMBAT FORCES , CIVIL AFFAIRS , AIRLIFT OPERATIONS , AERODYNAMICS , REQUIREMENTS , PORTUGAL , TEST AND EVALUATION , MILITARY OPERATIONS
Subject Categories : AIRCRAFT
LOGISTICS, MILITARY FACILITIES AND SUPPLIES
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE