THE ADVANTAGES AND DRAWBACKS OF ADVANCED MOBILITY AIRCRAFT DESIGN.
Life Cycle Analysis for Systems and Programs in Aviation/Aerospace.
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Naval Air Station Sigonella December 2001.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
TABLE OF CONTENTS 2.
I. INTRODUCTION 4.
II. DISCUSSION 4.
III. CONCLUSION 11.
WORK CITED 12.
WRITER: Jason A. Harvey.
Title: The Advantages and Drawbacks of Advanced Mobility Aircraft Design .
Institution: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Degree: Bachelors in Professional Aeronautics .
The research question being posed is, will a new concept in wing design succeed in replacing aging, proven military cargo and civil passenger aircraft? There are the obvious advantages like, like increased range and increased payload. Nearly all aircraft are looking for these advantages. The largest hurdle to overcome is that the aircraft targeted for replacement, the C-141, KC-10 and KC-135 have been in service for over 30 years with pleasing results. Provided research continues in a positive direction, and retirement schedules for these aircraft stay on track, the second quarter of the 21st century will see a change in the face and function of aviation with an impact as profound as the arrival of the jet engine. .
Jason Harvey BA-422.