High Performance Executive Transport Design Employing Twin Oblique Lifting Surfaces 2001-01-3031
This paper presents a new Trans-Atlantic high performance executive transport suitability equipped to offer accommodation for 19 first class passengers. The unique feature of this conceptual design is application of Twin Oblique Lifting Surfaces or TOLS configuration. Minimum goals for the design included: similar maximum takeoff gross weight; satisfactory field performance; good stalling characteristics; and, competitive fuel burn qualities at high-transonic and low-supersonic speeds, i.e. M0.90–1.20, compared to contemporary M0.75–0.85 large and super-large business jets. The vehicle is to be powered by two medium by-pass derivative engines based on the BMW-Rolls Royce BR715 in an effort to maximize the likelihood of availability, ensure adequate en route performance efficiency and fulfillment of yet to be ratified Stage 4 noise compliance requirements.